About Heber Valley

Our Home, the beautiful Heber Valley!  We are situated a short drive east of the Wasatch front.  It’s a gorgeous drive from any direction you come, and surrounded by Mother Nature at her best!  From Salt Lake it’s about a 45 min drive through Parleys Canyon, to Park City and along Jordanelle Reservoir. From Provo you are a 30 min drive through Provo canyon, passing the breath taking Bridal Veil Falls and along Deer Creek Reservoir.   Or perhaps, you are traveling from the east, passing Strawberry reservoir driving through Daniels canyon.  Whether we are your destination or a stop in your travels, you will feel the electrifying energy of this little valley.   There is no doubt Heber Valley is where the fun is!

The Heber Valley was settled in 1859. The south end of the valley was settled by cattlemen and ranchers. The town of Midway’s dramatic mountain location and Germanic heritage is often referred to as “Little Switzerland”.  The green grassy valley and snow caped rocky slopes reminded the Swiss settlers of their country.  There are around 25,000 residents to the valley and growing.  Employment is found with local businesses and development, some agriculture in farming and ranching, as well as a portion of residents commuting to the Provo, Park City and Salt Lake areas for work.  We are home to the Heber Valley Historic Railroad known as the “Heber Creeper” operating scenic tours through the valley and along deer Creek Reservoir.  There are many hot springs that run throughout the Midway area.

The Homestead Resort features the “Homestead Crater” which is a geo thermal caldera where you can swim and scuba dive. The best of all though is our close proximity and access to water, to a stunning variety of mountain trails, and open country to explore!  We have the Provo River running right through our valley, Deer Creek State Park, Jordanelle State Park, Wasatch Mountain State Park, Strawberry Reservoir and Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, all in our back yard, not to mention the amazing views of Mt. Timpanogos! You can find year-round fun from water sports, golfing, hunting, fishing, biking, off-roading and hiking in the summer and fall, to cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, snowmobiling in the winter, to name a few.