Known as the ‘Ultimate Base Camp’, Sandy is more than just a place for recuperation, after a hard day of adventuring. It has all the modern conveniences of Salt Lake City, but with a sprinkling of rustic mountain town charm added.
Set off on one of the beautiful hiking trails that begin at the edges of Sandy: Bells Canyon Granite Trail, Mt. Olympus Hike, Little Cottonwood Creek Trail or the Hidden Valley Park.
Pit yourself against the force of Sandy's Rocky Mouth Waterfall, by abseiling down the face of it.
Mountain bikers flock to Sandy's Wasatch Crest biking trail for a fast-paced challenge.
Go for a picnic and a stroll by the not-so-secret 'Cecret Lake' while you're in the Wasatch National Forest.
The powdery white slopes of Little Cottonwood Canyon are perfect for a bit of cross-country skiing in winter. And Sandy offers more affordable lodging than the pricey ski resorts.
Conquer the wilderness in style: ride a horse through Sandy's Dimple Dell Regional Park.
Every year, the citizens of Sandy gather for the Sandy City Heritage Festival. You can join them in celebrating the local culture and community through fun contests, activities for kids, car shows, and live music.
Sandy's serene Sego Lily Garden is one of the locals' best kept secrets. Sometimes, a quiet stroll among the blossoms is all one needs.
If you time your visit right, you can check out the incredible Sandy Balloon Festival held every August at Storm Mountain Park. It's a visual feast.