Non-Rail Tours

  • N1010 – Double-Decker Bus Tour of Salt Lake City, Sun Jul 7, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM [Sold Out]

    This is a 2 hour tour (do I hear Gilligan’s Island Theme music) that will take you around the city to get the lay of the land so you will have an idea where things are so when you go exploring later on you won’t get lost. You will see some of the notable sites in our great city: The Cathedral of the Madeleine, Governor’s Mansion, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Utah Museum of fine arts, “This is the Place” Heritage Park, Trolley Square, Family History Library/Temple Square, among many other interesting sites.


    N1011 – Double-Decker Bus Tour of Salt Lake City, Sun Jul 7, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    This is a 2 hour tour (do I hear Gilligan’s Island Theme music) that will take you around the city to get the lay of the land so you will have an idea where things are so when you go exploring later on you won’t get lost. You will see some of the notable sites in our great city: The Cathedral of the Madeleine, Governor’s Mansion, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Utah Museum of fine arts, “This is the Place” Heritage Park, Trolley Square, Family History Library/Temple Square, among many other interesting sites.


    N2010 – Promontory Summit – There & Back, Mon Jul 8, 7:00 AM – 3:15 PM

    Visit the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit. You will witness a re-enactment of the driving of the Golden Spike, and some of you will be called upon to play some of the key participants in this historic event (scripts and costumes will be provided). Lunch provided


    N2020 – This is the Place State Park, Mon Jul 8, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    This is the Place Heritage Park is a 450-acre Living History site that offers visitors a look at life in 19th Century Utah from the Mormon arrival in 1847 to statehood in 1896. Heritage Village, located within the Park, presents a pioneer experience for all ages. At Settlers’ Pond, a Native American Village explores the cultures of Utah’s first residents. You don’t want to miss the “Best little Gift Shop West of the Mississippi!” We have everything from coonskin caps to designer jewelry. A local and national destination Gift Shop!


    N2030 – Great Saltair + Great Salt Lake Marina + Kennecott, Mon Jul 8, 9:30 AM – 3:45 PM

    Great Saltair – Saltair is a 4600 capacity all ages concert and events venue that offers all the ambiance and accommodations promoters look for. We’ll visit Saltair III and hear the history of Saltair I and Saltair II and the Salt Lake, Garfield and Western Railway which served to bring visitors to the resort

    Great Salt Lake Marina – Great Salt Lake State Marina offers spectacular views of sunsets over the Great Salt Lake, a search and rescue operations center, and provides marina access for sailors, sculling enthusiasts, other boaters, and bird watchers. A remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville, the Great Salt Lake covers more than 2,000 square miles and is two to seven times saltier than the ocean. spend time at the visitor center to learn about The Great Salt Lake and the mining operations visible from the marina. The giant smokestack is used by sailors to get back to the marina. We’ll have enough time for lunch at the picnic pavilion and to take a stroll down to the water’s edge to catch some brine shrimp and wade in the salty water. A shower is available if you want to bring your swimsuit and float.

    Kennecott – Rio Tinto Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is the largest artificially made excavation in the world and is visible to the naked eye from an orbiting space shuttle. Employing some 2,000 workers, 450,000 short tons of material are removed from the mine daily. Electric shovels can carry up to 56 cubic yards or 98 short tons of ore in a single scoop. Ore is loaded into a fleet of 64 large dump trucks which each carry 255 short tons of ore at a time; the trucks themselves cost about $3 million each. There is a five-mile series of conveyors that take ore to the Copperton concentrator and flotation plant. The longest conveyor is 3 miles long.


    N2040 – Double-Decker Bus Tour of Salt Lake City, Mon Jul 8, 11:45 – 1:45 PM

    This is a 2 hour tour (do I hear Gilligan’s Island Theme music) that will take you around the city to get the lay of the land so you will have an idea where things are so when you go exploring later on you won’t get lost. You will see some of the notable sites in our great city: The Cathedral of the Madeleine, Governor’s Mansion, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Utah Museum of fine arts, “This is the Place” Heritage Park, Trolley Square, Family History Library/Temple Square, among many other interesting sites.


    N2050 – Snowbird Ski Resort Tram Ride, Mon Jul 8, 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM

    The Snowbird Scenic Tram Ride lifts guest to Hidden Peak at 11,000 ft. “The Summit” restaurant at the top of the tram is open daily during the summer Ride time is approximately 8 minutes. In summer season tram service leaves the Snowbird Center and Hidden Peak every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. Guests are welcome to spend as long on the peak as desired, and for active guest, a 3 1/2 mile hike back to the base is available. In the summer season, the Tram Ride ticket is valid for one upwards ride and one downwards ride on either the Tram or the Peruvian Chairlift. A loop can be made by ascending on the Tram, hiking about 1/4 mile (easy trail) to the top of the Peruvian Chairlift where guests can check out the skier’s tunnel and the 19th-century mining history displays before descending to the base on the chairlift. CHILDREN UNDER 42″ TALL MAY NOT USE PERUVIAN CHAIRLIFT IN EITHER DIRECTION. Please bring good footwear, sunscreen, and a jacket or sweater – it can be breezy and cool on top! Restrooms and food service are available at The Summit.


    N2060 – Heber Valley Railroad – Dinner & Shoot Out, Mon Jul 8, 4:15 PM – 9:45 PM

    Enjoy this fun and family friendly 90 minute evening train ride through the Heber Valley and along the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir. This wonderful train ride includes sing-a-longs, low cost foods and treats, and many other surprises in store. BBQ Dinner at the depot and Private Car on the Monday Night Train


    N3010 – Soldier Summit + Skyline Coal Mine + Helper & Castle Gate, Tue Jul 9, 7:00 AM – 8:30 PM

    Lunch is provided, stop for dinner at your cost in Provo


    N3020 – Promontory Summit + Lee Nicholas, Tue Jul 9, 7:00 AM – 4:15 PM

    Visit the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit. You will witness a re-enactment of the driving of the Golden Spike, and some of you will be called upon to play some of the key participants in this historic event (scripts and costumes will be provided). On the way back we will stop to view Lee Nicholas’ awesome layout. Lunch is provided.


    N3030 – LDS Welfare Square Humanitarian Center, Tue Jul 9, 8:45 AM – 11:15 AM 

    Since its humble beginnings in the midst of the Great Depression, Welfare Square has emerged as a powerful example of what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does throughout the world to care for the poor, foster self-reliance, and provide meaningful opportunities for work and service. Welfare Square is a modern facility composed of a towering, 178-foot-tall grain elevator, a large storehouse, a bakery, a cannery, a milk-processing operation, a thrift store, and an employment center—all designed to help people help themselves.


    N3040 – Park City – Night on the Town, Tue Jul 9, 5:15 PM – 9:45 PM

    Take a walking tour of historic Park City. Dinner on your own – we will provide a Park City dining guide in your packet so you can plan ahead and make reservations if needed.


    N4010 – Red Butte Gardens + Natural History Museum of Utah, Wed Jul 10, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM 

    RBG – A vibrant oasis tucked into the foothills of the arid Salt Lake Valley awaits discovery. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum serves as a delightful escape from the hubbub of city life, offering residents engaging workshops, over 5 miles of hiking trails, an impressive concert lineup, day camps for kids, and of course, the opportunity to stroll and relax among exotic and native plant life.

    NHMofU – The Museum’s mission is to illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it, and we do this in the context of the extraordinary landscape of Utah. The Natural History Museum of Utah will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019, and in those five decades has developed a reputation of excellence in research, education, exhibitions, collections stewardship, and community service.


    N4020 – Promontory Summit – Afternoon, Wed Jul 10, 1:00 PM – 6:45 PM

    Visit the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit. You will witness a re-enactment of the driving of the Golden Spike, and some of you will be called upon to play some of the key participants in this historic event (scripts and costumes will be provided).


    N4030 – Showbird Ski Resort Tram Ride, Wed Jul 10, 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM

    Snowbird’s Aerial Tram whisks passengers along a 1.6 mile cable and up 2,900 vertical feet during the 10-minute trip to the top of Hidden Peak. The round-trip can be done in 40 minutes, including about 20 minutes of sightseeing on Hidden Peak. The Tram and the Hidden Peak Terminal are handicap accessible.


    N4040 – Sunset at Great Salt Lake Marina, Wed Jul 10, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Great Salt Lake State Marina offers spectacular views of sunsets over the Great Salt Lake. A remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville, the Great Salt Lake covers more than 2,000 square miles and is two to seven times saltier than the ocean.


    N5010 – Evanston Roundhouse + FreeMo Display, Thu Jul 11, 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM 

    Tour the restored roundhouse at Evanston, WY and take a turntable ride.
    Also view the FreeMo display inside the Machine Shop. Lunch is provided.


    N5020 – Promontory Summit – There & Back, Thu Jul 11, 7:00 AM – 3:15 PM

    Visit the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit. You will witness a re-enactment of the driving of the Golden Spike, and some of you will be called upon to play some of the key participants in this historic event (scripts and costumes will be provided). Lunch provided


    N5030 – Hill Air Force Base Museum, Thu Jul 11, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Not only does the Museum have close to 100 aircraft displayed in its two inside galleries and outside air park, it exhibits thousands of artifacts depicting the history of aviation of the United States Air Force, Hill Air Force Base and the State of Utah.


    N5040 – Utah Breweries, Thu Jul 11, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Visit two of Utah’s outstanding local breweries:
    Epic Brewing Co. Epic is Utah’s first brewery since prohibition to brew exclusively high alcohol content beer. Epic handcrafts and carefully bottles its unique product in 22-ounce bottles, perfect for sharing or a long savor, solo style.

    Uinta Brewing Co. features 32 different brews including Golden Spike Hefeweizen beer.


    N6010 – Heber Valley Railroad – Dinner & Shoot Out, Fri Jul 12, 5:25 PM – 9:45 PM 

    This fun 90 minute round trip includes pink lemonade in tea cup and cupcakes, a visit with Anna, Elsa, and Belle, and Rapunzel on board, as well as pirates! Wear your princess, or pirate costume and come and have some fun! BBQ Dinner and Private car on the 7:00 PM Princess and Pirate train.


    N7010 – Promontory Summit + ATK, Sat Jul 13, 7:00 AM – 4:40 PM 

    Visit the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit. You will witness a re-enactment of the driving of the Golden Spike, and some of you will be called upon to play some of the key participants in this historic event (scripts and costumes will be provided).

    As an added attraction a drive by of the ATK facility (they build the Shuttle Booster rockets among other things). Lunch provided.


    N7020 – Heber Valley Railroad – Deer Creek Express + Train Robbery, Sat Jul 13, 5:15 PM – 9:45 PM 

    This 90 minute trip offers incredible views of the Wasatch Mountains, the wide-open vistas of Deer Creek Reservoir, and the beautiful Heber Valley. The Deer Creek Express departs from the depot, follows the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir to Decker Bay, and returns. Food is available for purchase on board the train.