Set in the Heber Valley and 28 miles from Salt Lake City, Midway, Utah is a diverse destination offering natural beauty, history and lots of things to do outside. As host to the 2002 Winter Olympics, skiing and snowboarding abound at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center at Wasatch Mountain State Park, a vast preserve that also offers golf, hiking and more during the warmer months. No matter what time of year, travelers visit, they will always find plenty to add to their itinerary.
1.Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy active pursuits should look no further than Rocky Mountain Outfitters. With the Wasatch Mountains as the beautiful backdrop, this adventure company that started on a whim by students looking to pay for college has transformed into a serious operation offering travelers a range of memorable experiences from guided horseback riding in Salt Lake City and Park City, to fly fishing lessons in the Provo River and authentic western chuck wagon dinners and more.
633 West Soldier Hollow Drive, Midway, UT 84049, Phone: 435-654-1655
© Homestead Crater
Holding the distinction of being the only warm water scuba diving destination in the continental United States, the Homestead Crater offers travelers a unique activity when visiting Midway. Hidden within limestone rock soaring 55 feet at the Homestead Resort, this natural gem is over 10,000-year-old and boasts warm mineral waters at 90 to 96 degrees Fahrenheit. Whether it’s accessing the crater via a built-in deck, seeing it on a self-guided tour or snorkeling and swimming, this a rare experience that you don’t want to miss.
700 North Homestead Drive, Midway, UT 84049, Phone: 435-657-3840
3.Wasatch Mountain State Park
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Whether it’s golf, horseback riding, camping, skiing or snowmobiling, Wasatch Mountain State Park offers fun year-round. Spanning nearly 23,000 square miles, the vast preserve features a number of recreational facilities including areas for camping and picnicking and hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games at Soldier Hollow, where there are fantastic trails for snow-based activities. Other points of interest include Tate Barn and the Huber Farmhouse and Creamery.
1281 Warm Springs Road, Midway, UT 84049, Phone: 435-654-1791
© Memorial Hill
Serene and boasting stunning scenery, Memorial Hill, formerly owned by local pioneer Jesse Hughes McCarrell and once known as “Uncle Jesse’s Mound, is dedicated to honoring U.S. veterans. Now a property of Wasatch County, the hill continues to be a peaceful place, perfect for reflecting and enjoying the surrounding natural beauty.
38-40 River Road, Midway, UT 84049
Open during the winter season, Ice Castles is a spectacular attraction that known for inspiring awe among visitors. The family-friendly activity is a unique playground featuring hand-built castles made out of ice, along with fun features such as fountains, slides, tunnels and other surprises. People including Oprah say the site seems straight out of a fairytale.
700 Homestead Drive, Midway, UT 84049, Phone: 866-435-2850
6.Wasatch Mountain Golf Course
© Wasatch Mountain Golf Course
Situated at an elevation of 6,000 in Wasatch Mountain State Park, Wasatch Mountain Golf Course provides a picturesque setting for tee times. Golfers will find two 18-hole courses known as the Mountain and Lake Golf Courses with interesting contours and stunning views of the Heber Valley, not to mention the occasional appearance of local wildlife. Guests always enjoy stellar service and top-notch amenities while playing here. When hunger sets in, the Wasatch Park Cafe offers bites and beverages.
975 Golf Course Drive, Midway, UT 94049, Phone: 435-654-0532
7.Soldier Hollow Nordic Center
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Situated in Wasatch Mountain State Park, the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center is well known as being the site for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Today, the venue is open year-round and offers travelers an array of activities. During the winter months, visitors can go tubing, skiing, snowboarding, while the warmer months are perfect for biking and hiking. The center also hosts different events such as the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship.
2002 Soldier Hollow Lane, Midway, UT 84049, Phone: 435-654-2002
8.Silver Hollow Golf Course
© Silver Hollow Golf Course
Part of the Soldier Hollow Golf Course at Wasatch Mountain State Park, the Silver Hollow Golf Course has welcomed golfers of all levels to its pristine 36-hole layout since 2004. The course, which features a name inspired by the area’s Olympic heritage, features wider fairways and is a little shorter than its sister course, the Gold Course. The design features ample fairway bunkers, as well as downhill holes and elevated tees, and convenient access to the clubhouse nearby.
1370 West Soldier Hollow Lane, Midway, UT 84049, Phone: 435-654-7442
© Café Galleria
Authentic Italian cooking is served daily at Café Galleria. Opened in 2008 by a native New York, this restaurant, which is known for its artisan pizza, is housed in a historic 110-year-building. Inside, the space features an inviting dining room with photos of Italy and other scenes lining the walls and a wood-fired oven in the background. The award-winning “Best of State” restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Along with pizza, the menu also offers salads and pasta and scrumptious desserts.
101 West Main Street, Midway, UT 84049, Phone: 435-657-2002
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© Midway Corner
Founded by the grandson of the beloved Burgermeister Restaurant, Midway Corner follows in the tradition of warm hospitality and good food. Known for its gourmet homestyle dishes, this dining establishment entices diners with delicious dishes such as the Short Rib, Ravioli with creamy pesto, Andrew’s Burger and Linda’s Butterscotch Pudding. The restaurant also hosts events such as Paint Night and holiday meals.
194 W. Main Street, Midway, UT 84049, Phone: 435-657-5494
10 Best Things to Do in Midway, UT
- Rocky Mountain Outfitters, Photo: matilda553/stock.adobe.com
- Homestead Crater, Photo: Homestead Crater
- Wasatch Mountain State Park, Photo: Mehmet Dilsiz/stock.adobe.com
- Memorial Hill, Photo: Memorial Hill
- Ice Castles, Photo: Benjamin/stock.adobe.com
- Wasatch Mountain Golf Course, Photo: Wasatch Mountain Golf Course
- Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, Photo: Ervin Monn/stock.adobe.com
- Silver Hollow Golf Course, Photo: Silver Hollow Golf Course
- Cafe Galleria, Photo: Café Galleria
- Midway Corner, Photo: Midway Corner
- Cover Photo: Michael Eaton/stock.adobe.com