Fit Travel: 20 Last-Minute Summer Escapes
Feeling like you got cheated out of summer vacation? Don't worry—there's still time to take off while the weather's still good. Check out these top four destinations for last-minute summer advenutures (plus—what to do when you get there).
KAYAKING & CANOEING
In Utah, take a guided "big water" trip through Canyonlands National Park with Adventure Bound for as little as $295 for two days, which includes an inflatable kayak, a tent, and a sleeping pad.
ROCK CLIMBING & CANYONEERING
WIth Zion National Park, Moab, and Wasatch Front, Utah is a craggers wet dream. Climbing and bordering outfitters and guides can be found from one end of the state to the other. Zion Rock & Mountain Guides, for example, can lead you through Bryce Canyon, Escalante/Grand Staircase, and Zion National Park: $204 for 4-hour intro to climbing or $190 for a full day of canyoneering instruction.
This fly-fishing hub has outfitters like All Seasons Adventures Fly Fishing, with gear rental and license for $170 each for a half day if you bring a friend.
Ride the gondola up to 8,000 feet and barrel down one of a variety of routes that cover more than 400 miles of well-connected trails. For must-ride classics, check out UtahMountainBiking.com to see details on Utah's best, including Jardine Juniper, Northern Skyline, Wasatch Trail, and Mb rider's face Blackhawk Loop.
Park City golf courses have cool, dry breezes all day long, with temperatures being perfect for golfing, even at 3 p.m. on a dog day of summer. Notable clubs include Park City Golf Club, which is $45 18-hole walking; Victory Ranch; and the Homestead Resort Golf Club.