(Extreme Tubing - photo credit Gene Sweeney, Jr.)
The snow has melted, and it's time to take advantage of the sunshine. Utah Olympic Park has adventure activities for everyone, from the reluctant outdoor explorer to the hard-core adrenaline junkie. The park opens up for summer activities on Memorial Day weekend, and the activities will run through October.
Channel your inner Olympian by zooming around on a Comet Bobsled ride. Climb a rock wall with a swimming pool as your safety net. Test your high-altitude finesse on three adventure ropes courses of varying difficulties. Take in a mountain view on the Alpine Slide, a coaster specifically designed to be smooth, comfortable and fun.
A visit to Utah Olympic Park wouldn't be complete without a rush on the ziplines. Step off the 65-foot high Drop Tower, try the Extreme Zipline, or ease into your adventure with the tamer Freestyle Zipline.
One of the park's newest and most popular attractions is Extreme Tubing on the ski jumps. If you've ever looked at the steep grassy hills where Olympic skiers train and thought, “I want to tube down that,” this thrill is for you.
If keeping your feet firmly on the ground sounds more appealing, check out the Alf Engen Ski Museum and the Eccles 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Museum that offer free admission. After all, Utahns get bragging rights for the best snow on Earth and a killer Winter Olympics, so why not learn some history to back up those claims?
(The Drop Tower zipline)
The Utah Olympic Park summer adventure activities are open from May 27-October 5. Guests can purchase tickets for individual attractions or a seasonal Gold Pass. Click here for ticket purchases and more information.