Search This Blog

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bucket List Update - 6 months in Utah

Well, I have officially been in Salt Lake City for about 6 months and time for a bucket list update (again) ;) 

If you know me, you know I am a go-getter, a doer, a dreamer.  I want to see everywhere and everything, and of course, RIGHT NOW.  I do about a million things in one day and crash at 8 pm.

I am insanely high strung and set out to experience as much of this new landscape as I can.  I think I am doing pretty good so far!   I figured it would be fun to update you all on my Bucket List---what I have done so far and what I have left.

  Well, I am so glad I made the decision to "Leave the nest" and experience life outside of New England.  So sit back and see what I have been up to.


  • Climb to the top of Timp- Mount Timpanogos- 7.5 miles each way (~9 hours)
  • Attend Mormon tabernacle choir - Sundays 8:30 am seating 
  • Drive Highway 12- through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument between Capitol Reef National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park,
  • Hike Ensign Peak

  • Visit the Aviary 
    • Ride in the Bison Round Up 
    • Saturday Pioneer Park Farmers Market 

    • Lavendar farm in Mona 
    • Tour the State capital
    • Twilight concert series
    • Snowshoe Donut Falls
    • Drive the Alpine Loop
    • Wander Temple Square at Christmas'
    • See a Ballet West Performance
    • Hike Mount Olympus    
    • Visit the Kennecot Copper Mine
    • Watch the 4th of July Fireworks- best spots Sugar house Park or Ensign Peak
    • Go to Christkindlmarkt
    • Go to a Ute game (football or gymnastics)
    • Sundance Film Festival
    • Salt Lake City downtown LibraryVisit Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island
    • Heber Valley Railroad
    • Eat at Hectors
    • National History Museum of Utah
    • Ski Alta 
    • Memory Grove Park
    • Liberty Park
      • Utah Olympic Park
        • Snowbird in the Summer
        • Snowbird in the Winter 
        • Red Butte Garden
          • Visit Temple Square

            • Wasatch National Forest 
              • Hogle Zoo
              • Dive the Homestead Crater in Midway
              • Swim in the Fifth Water Hot Springs 

              Long Weekend-Week - MUST SEE PARKS AND MONUMENTS!
              • MIGHTY FIVE:
                • Canyonlands National Park
                • Arches National Park
                • Zion National Park
                • Bryce Canyon National Park
                • Capital Reef National Park
              • Dead Horse Point State Park
              • Scott Matheson Nature Preserve, 
              • Colorado river (float trips and white water rafting),
              • Manti-Lasal mountains 
              • Cottonwood Canyons
              • Dinosaur National Monument,
              • Glen Canyon Dam (and Glen Canyon Recreation Area)
              • Wasatch Mountain State ParkLake Powell
              • The High Unitas

                • Rainbow Bridge 
                • Delicate Arch (3 mile hike)
                • Grand Staircase-Escalante Natl Park, Calf Creek Falls
                • Monument Valley & Four Corners 
                • The Wave- Coyote Buttes Area 
                • Spiral Jetty: 
                • Bonneville salt flats
                • Bear River Bird Refuge
                • Great Gallery in Horseshoe Canyon a part of Canyonlands Natl Park. 
                • Grand gulch
                • Nine mile canyon
                • Calf Creek Falls

                Week + Out of state road trips 
                • SLC to Yellowstone & Tetons  (summer) (~5.5) 
                • SLC to Vegas (~6.5) 
                  • SLC to Jackson Hole (winter) (~5 hours)
                  • SLC to Yosemite (~10.5 hours)
                  • SLC to Grand Canyon (~ 9 hours)
                  • SLC to Denver, Colorado (7.5 hours)
                  • SLC to (fly) California --Napa, San Fran, LA, Drive the Coast!


                  1. you KNOW how i feel about this!! you are living it up and doing all things UTAH! love it!


                    1. :) Thanks Emi! Chime in with anything I am missing ! Loving exploring your state!


                  Let's Chat!