Monday, August 25th, we left Rock Springs and continued heading west to Heber City, Utah. We stayed at the beautiful, new Mountain Valley RV Resort just south of town, for four nights. Our first excursion was to visit the Sundance Ski Resort, founded by Robert Redford in 1969, 5,000 acres on the slopes of Mount Timpanogos, 12,000 feet, in Utah’s Wasatch Range. We drove over the Alpine Scenic Loop Backway (SR 92) a 27 mile long paved, narrow, windy road that begins at the mouth of America’s Fork Canyon at 5,000 feet and follows the canyon to its crest at 8,000 feet. Beautiful vistas of Mount Timpanogos could be seen through the impressive aspen groves. Then we went the The Sundance Resort and took the chairlift up the mountain to the top of Ray’s summit, from here we started on the trail to the Stewart Falls, a moderate 3 mile hike. It’s a beautiful hike through spruce and pine forests, open meadows and aspen groves to Stewart Falls, a tiered waterfalls. We continued on down the trail back to Sundance and stopped for a late lunch at the Owl Bar. The restored 1890’s bar was moved from Thermopolis, WY, to Sundance.the original Rosewood Bar was once frequented by Butch Cassidy’s Hole in the Wall Gang. We ate outside on the patio with a view of the mountain. All the Sundance buildings features rustically elegant mountain decor that echo the simplicity of their natural setting.
Another day we drove into Park City to explore the town in the summer time. We needed some retail therapy and this town is the place to find it. So different looking without the snow everywhere, such a beautiful town walking down Main Street visiting all the shops along the way. We ate dinner at a fabulous sushi restaurant called Yuki Yama in the old town on Main Street. Then we returned to Heber City located in the Heber Valley on the east side of the Wasatch Range. The city was founded by English emigrants in the late 1850’s and named after the Mormon Apostle Heber C Kimball. We loved staying at the Mountain Valley RV Park and would definitely return here again.