This 22,000-acre preserve, is 3 miles from Heber City, provides for a number of activities, ranging from serene hikes along winding mountain trails to golfing at one of the four 18-hole courses. Children have their own fishing pond near the visitor center. In winter, hiking turns to snowshoeing, cross-country, or backcountry skiing along the Dutch Hollow, Snake Creek, or Pine Creek trails winding up through stands of gambel oak, aspen, and maple.
On the southern end of the park, this activity center was one site for the 2002 Winter Olympics and still hosts world the national championship events and other events, including pow-wows and sheepdog championships. It's open to the public year-round for hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, biathlon, and other events. A beautiful lodge has food concessions, equipment rentals, and a souvenir shop. 2002 Olympic Dr., 84049. 435/654–2002. www.soldierhollow.com.