Salt Lake City Sports & Activities

Salt Lake City's magic lies not in its skyline, but its backdrops. The Great Salt Lake and Wasatch Mountains are more than pretty pictures, however. Rich outdoors experiences await you within minutes of downtown, from a quiet stroll up City Creek Canyon to a peaceful cruise on the Great Salt Lake. The weather usually cooperates with these pursuits—although the city's average 60 inches of snow may often dictate how you spend your winter days. Even on the hottest summer day, you can find a shady canyon with a stream passing through.

Salt Lake City is a gateway to the excellent ski resorts strung along the Wasatch Range. There are also a handful of top-shelf golf courses. In town you can readily bicycle or jog along the wide streets and through the many parks.

Baseball

Salt Lake Bees. Home to minor-league baseball since the 1950s, Salt Lake now loves the Bees, a AAA team just one notch below its parent club...

Basketball

Utah Jazz. Salt Lake's NBA team plays at the EnergySolutions Arena. Basketball buffs will want to see the statues of Hall of Famers John Stockton...

Bicycling

Bingham Cyclery. Bingham Cyclery operates four popular shops around the state, including one in downtown Salt Lake City across the street...

Golf

Bonneville Golf Course. The city's oldest 18-hole public course, only ten minutes from downtown, was designed by William Bell and opened in...

Ice Skating

One legacy of the Salt Lake Olympics is the ZAP tax (that has since been renewed) to fund zoos, arts, and parks. As a result, some of the finest...

Parks

Most neighborhoods have a small park, usually with a children's playground. Fairmont Park. Perfect for the kids, this is a smallish park...

Skiing

Sports Den. A four-season store, Sports Den can handle any ski, snowboard, and snowshoeing need—as well as bicycles, golf, swimming, and summer...

Soccer

Real Salt Lake. Since 2005, Real Salt Lake has competed in Major League Soccer. The gleaming $100 million Rio Tinto Stadium also hosts concerts...

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