Guide to Summer in Carbon County: Tubing, Biking and Exploring Nine Mile Canyon

Summer is just around the corner, and here in Carbon County, Utah, we're gearing up for a season filled with endless adventure, exploration and connection. From lazy river tubing to scenic bike rides and uncovering the wonders of Nine Mile Canyon, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So sit back, relax, and let us be your guide to making the most of your summer trip to Carbon County.

Where is The Corridor?

Centrally located, The Corridor is at Utah’s core and easy to reach from any direction. Driving is the easiest way to reach the area. 

  • 2 Hours drive South of Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2.5 Hours drive west of Grand Junction, CO
  • 2 Hours drive from Moab, UT

Road trip lovers and view chasers can start or end their trip in The Corridor taking the Roundabout Way. The 180-mile beautiful loop takes travelers through centuries-old rock art, the remnants of past coal and uranium mining, rocky summits, slot canyons, dinosaur fossils and premier golf courses. There is a loop for every traveler:
Golf Day Away, Relaxing Weekend, Regional History, Natural History. Find your new favorite Roundabout way on our website.

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Relaxing Weekend Roundabout Way In Carbon County

Take it Easy: Enjoying the Leisurely Side of Carbon County

Let's start with the art of taking it easy. Picture yourself floating down the tranquil waters of the Price River, surrounded by stunning landscapes and gentle currents. Tubing along the Price River is a quintessential summer experience in Carbon County, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Visitors can rent a tube or raft from the Carbon County Recreation Center.

For a leisurely stroll, head to downtown Helper, UT. This charming town boasts a rich history and vibrant arts scene. Take a leisurely walk along the streets lined with historic buildings, art galleries, and eclectic shops. Don't forget to grab a bite to eat at one of the local eateries or cafes for a taste of authentic Utah cuisine.

And when it comes to lakeside relaxation, Carbon County has you covered. Spend a day at Scofield State Park, Huntington Lake, Price Canyon Recreation Area, or Millsite Reservoir, where you can soak up the sun, go for a swim, or try your hand at fishing. With breathtaking views and plenty of recreational activities, these lakes are the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the great outdoors.


                                                Helper Main Street I Carbon County

Exploring Nine Mile Canyon: Tips and Tricks

Now, let's venture into the mesmerizing landscape of Nine Mile Canyon. Known as the "World's Longest Outdoor Art Gallery," Nine Mile Canyon is a treasure trove of ancient rock art, historic sites, and stunning vistas. Whether you're a history buff, outdoor enthusiast, or avid photographer, exploring Nine Mile Canyon is an experience not to be missed.

For those driving through the canyon, be sure to take advantage of the free audio tour, providing fascinating insights into the canyon's history and cultural significance. As you make your way through the canyon, keep an eye out for hiking trails that lead to hidden gems and historic landmarks, such as the famous Fremont petroglyphs.

For a more adventurous experience, consider hitting the trails on an OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) adventure. With miles of designated OHV routes, Nine Mile Canyon offers thrilling opportunities to explore its rugged terrain and remote beauty.

Making it Count

Whether you are attracted to The Corridor for its outdoor recreation or small town charm, there is always something to fill your trip itinerary. Summer brings more than the sun out to play, summer festivals, art shows, live music, the rodeo, and racing at Desert Thunder Raceway makes every week the perfect time to come and enjoy. 

See the County’s events calendar for more upcoming events

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Plan Your Adventure   

Ready to embark on your summer adventure in Carbon County? Be sure to check out the tours offered by the County's Recreation Complex, including guided excursions to Nine Mile Canyon and other attractions like Gordon Creek Falls. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, Carbon County has everything you need for an unforgettable summer getaway.

So pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, book your hotel, and get ready to experience the best of summer in Carbon County, Utah. We'll see you on the river, the trails, and everywhere in between! 

Summer Starts Here. See you in The Corridor.

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