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Ogden Hot Springs - Adventurin'

I thought the Ogden Hot Pots closed years ago and everything ripped down. A google search says that "someone suggested these are closed". A couple weeks ago I decided to go exploring to see for myself. I was shocked to find people soaking and all of the Hot Pots still there! There was no sign that they were closed or that it was private property, so I brought my kids to explore. We had the place to ourselves other than one fisherman. The water was great and all the pools are different temps. I will say, the first day I

Beus Pond | Adventurin'

It was Free Fishing Day last week so we decided to try a new pond and bust out our dusty fishing poles that we use each year on this day. My kids have never been to Beus, and it's just a hidden gem. The pond is right next to the parking lot but everything is covered in tall trees and shrubs so it feels very secluded. The trail around the pond is very short and paved. There are dirt trail off shoots all around that go to a grassy field and park. And there is a small river that leads

Aspiration Trail Hike - St. George

Bring your painted rocks and walking shoes and enjoy a growing trail system! Did we mention it is hand-built! This is a kid friendly hike, easy enough for a 5 year. There are a few stairs, but other than that, it's a nice rock lined trail. I wasn't prepared for hiking on this girls trip, so I only had flip flops on and I was fine. I was so impressed by the magnitude of this project. There are miles of trail system, all lined In rocks! And on top of that, there are thousands of hand painted rocks of all

Hot Springs - Bear Lake

During our stay at Oso Blu Yurts in Garden City, we found some awesome Hot Springs located on the north shore of Bear Lake. I've been coming here for years and never knew Bear Lake had something like this! It was a cold day, and hailed just after we left, so hot springs were the perfect afternoon activity. The hot springs have 48,000 gallons of piping hot water running daily! They were about 103 degrees when we were there which was perfect. The pools are pretty big, so we were able to swim and play around.

Bear Lake Bucketlist 2022

We are SO excited to be partnering with Oso Blu Yurts to bring you our 2022 Bear Lake Bucketlist! Roadtrippin' to Bear Lake is aways a fun time. This photo was taken as we were pulled over cleaning up throw up. TMI? Hey, thats just the reality of life when you have a little one with a weak stomach. Berdee took the opportunity to get some people to honk their horn as they came down the canyon road. And that kicked off our awesome weekend up at Bear Lake! It was still a little cool when we went so we

Horseback Riding - MW Quarter Horses - Bear Lake

Years ago we visited MW Quarter Horses on a trip to Bear Lake and I've been dreaming of coming back ever since. Last time we were here, Berdee was just a little toddler. I called last minute to see if they could squeeze us in and they just happened to have an opening! They also have a new arena in their backyard which was awesome because it was a cold day. It was so fun riding around and instead of taking a trail ride, we opted for the family riding experience. We got to groom, hitch up the pony and

Meadow Hot Springs

When 2 photographers wake up at 3am, hit the road by 3:30am, drive 3 hrs south to arrive at 6:30am, just in time to catch the sunrise at Meadow Hot Springs, then jump in the car and drive home... well, that was the plan. We made a slight detour to hit another hot spring and ended up crashing a nudist colony! You can find that story HERE. Not my typical educational post. You can find a Full Hot Springs Guide HERE. Just wanted to share the beautiful moody images we captured. Sunrise. Just two gals, exploring with no kiddos. And

Bakers Hot Spring

While visiting Meadow Hot Springs down the street (ish) we met someone that told us about these hot springs! He said it was basically "on the way home". Also it's totally out of the way in the middle of nowhere. It's all relative right? Yes, it was north, and on our way home, but we had to make quite the detour into the west dessert to get there. HIGHLY RECOMMEND by the way. We pull up and immediately a man in a robe approaches our vehicle. I figured he thought we were lost and looking for the hot springs and

Mothers Day at Caffe Torino - Winner of the UTAH TASTE OFF

Caffe Torino has been a favorite of ours for years now. Driving down Main St. in Farmington, lined in giant sycamore trees, pulling up to the little historic home that has been converted to a caffe. The darling patio with twinkle lights and live music all summer. It's one of my favorite places to visit on summer evenings, or special occasions like Mothers Day. Oh, and then we have the food. The crepe's, the panini's, the drinks, the gelato. And if those weren't good enough reasons to go visit for Mothers Day, snagging a Utah Taste Off winning Mango Coconut


We have a family goal to visit ALL of the Counties in Utah! And we are obsessed with our County Scratch-off Map! After visiting each new county, we scratch it off and get one step closer to our goal. Can't wait to finish it! Check out our Salt Project Shop. They make a great gift idea too. And, as it hangs on our wall, we are reminded of all the fun memories we have made over the years staycationing all over our home state and visiting so many incredible places. You can start this tradition with your family too! It's

Southern Utah - WEEKEND GUIDE

Southern Utah is one of our favorite getaways in the spring and fall. We are so excited to share a list of our favorite adventures and some pretty incredible food too! AND we have a discount code to Tuacahn. Scroll to the bottom for code and details. Enjoy! Tuacahn The Saturday market at Tuacahn was so fun when we went a couple years ago on a girls trip. It was fun taking the kids this time around. They loved all the vendors. We snagged a DISCOUNT CODE for you! It's good now thru the end of Aug for 20% off

Pintsize Picassos - Black Light Paint Night

We had a friend reach out on Instagram and tell us about this fun family owned business in Bountiful. She said we should check it out because her and her daughter had such a great experience. So... we scheduled the next available class! Which just happened to be a Black Light paint class. Locke had work, but Breck didn't! So I took 80% of the kids to try out Pintsize Picassos. The last time I did a paint class was in 2020 during covid quarantine. Do you remember when we all had to stay home for 3 weeks! Seems like

GOFOTO - Treasure Hunt - SLC FUN

Have you ever watched The Amazing Race? I did a similar local challenge in 2019 with some friends and we had SO MUCH FUN! I always thought it would be cool to do it as a family one day. Well that time has come! GOFOTO is a GPS Treasure Hunt challenge and they just opened 2 challenges in SLC! Here's how it works, you download the FREE app, select the challenge of your choice, and follow the clues to the treasure! There are 2 challenges, one FREE, one is $3. The first challenge is live right now! It is FREE

Family FUN at The Wick Lab - Draper

Hey there friend! Thanks for stopping by The Salt Project today. We have the funnest activity to share today! Girls Night, Date Night, Family Night, work party, birthday party, bachelorette party, you name it, The Wick Lab is the perfect place to celebrate or just make some fun memories with your favorite people. And, the best part, you get to take home all those memories wrapped up in a beautiful candle that you will continue to enjoy long after your visit. They have 2 locations, Provo and their new location in Draper! We visited their Provo location a couple years

Fifth Hot Springs HIKING GUIDE - Winter edition

Hello adventure families! We are so excited to share this incredible hike with you today. Hiking in the winter with kids might be a bit of a challenge, we definitely had a few curve balls, but it was INCREDIBLE! And I think a winter hike to Fifth Hot Springs might be our new tradition. We will be sharing a bunch of tips throughout this post as well as sharing our favorite pools and why. Learn from our mistakes. And prep before you go and you will have a great experience. Also, be sure to read the *winter tips at the

Snowshoeing with kids - SUNDANCE

Yes, Sundance has some amazing skiing, but did you know they offering snowshoeing too? You can rent gear, even teeny tiny snowshoes that are so cute you will want to have another baby, even if you are done having babies. We took a guided tour from a biologist. He was full of facts and knowledge and shared it along the way. We learned about the history of Sundance, about the animals, the trees, and mountains. We also saw animal tracks from Mose, Rabbits, Bobcats, Elk, Cougars, and Turkeys! It was a beautiful 2 mile loop trail through the forested mountains

Best Grub at SUNDANCE

We started our blog exactly 7 years ago. Since then we have traveled the State of Utah featuring the BEST Utah has to offer. And I feel confident in saying that Sundance takes the cake for best overall food! We played hard and ate our hearts out over the 3 days that we were visiting. Below is our honest review. There was only one dish that I wasn't a fan of, everything else knocked my socks off with flavor & presentation, and overall exceeded my wildest expectations. Not to be dramatic or anything. But I've been wanting to eat at