Nestled on the east side of the Wasatch Mountain Range in Utah, Midway is a charming, idyllic town full of dining, outdoor adventures, and other delightful activities. It is a perfect destination for day trips, romantic weekend getaways, and vacations, whether you are a local hoping to explore a new and accessible location in your state or from out-of-state looking for an adventure a little off the beaten path. From luxury spas in Utah to exquisite Utah restaurants and more, here are some things to do in Midway, Utah, that are perfect for residents and visitors alike.
Outdoor Adventures in Any Season
Midway is located in the beautiful Heber Valley and offers year-long outdoor adventures and stunning vistas. Whether you love to explore on foot or with wheels, golf, swim, or ski, a myriad of opportunities await.
One of the most unforgettable experiences you can have year-round in Midway is swimming in the Homestead Crater, a natural limestone crater and geothermal hot springs over 10,000 years old. You can soak, swim, or float in the crater. It is also the only warm-water scuba diving destination in the continental U.S.
Winter and Spring Activities
There’s no shortage of things to do in Midway, Utah, during the winter. The city is just minutes from some of the greatest snow on earth, and you can experience world-class skiing and snowboarding at nearby Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Ski Resort, and Sundance Mountain Resort. Soldier Hollow is a venue site from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games for those hoping for more unique snow adventures, offering miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing, skate-skiing, and snowshoeing. It also has the most extended snow tubing lanes in the state and a biathlon course available to the public, where you can learn to shoot with precision rifles with the help of professional staff.
Midway is also home to some excellent high-adventure companies where you can rent snowmobiles for guided or unguided access to some of the best snowmobiling terrain in the state, including Wasatch Mountain State Park, Mirror Lake, Mill Hollow, and Strawberry Reservoir.
The Ice Castles of Utah are a breathtaking outdoor winter spectacle occurring every February in Midway. Professional ice artists use thousands of icicles and ice blocks to create this attraction yearly. You are immersed in LED-lit frozen sculptures, thrones, caverns, slides, and more that feature unique designs and themes that change each year.
Midway is also home to the Midway Ice Arena, an outdoor, family-friendly ice skating arena with skate rentals open from November thru March. Have fun skating around, warming up in the warming hut, and watching others glide.
Summer and Fall Activities
There are great options for golfing in Midway, and the area boasts three stunning golf courses. Homestead Golf Course is located across from Zermatt Utah Resort. Wasatch Mountain Golf Course is a little higher in elevation and offers cooler summer temperatures. It is rated one of the top places to play in Utah. Soldier Hollow Golf Course is part of the gorgeous Wasatch Mountain State Park and offers two 18-hole courses.
If you want something more fast-paced, several high adventure companies rent 4WD, ATV, and off-road vehicles on guided or unguided tours. You can also rent mountain bikes or electric bikes and explore the surrounding mountains and trails. You can also tour the Wasatch Back on horseback with guided horseback tours.
There are plenty of water sports as well. Enjoy fly fishing with a guide or solo and water sports like paddleboarding, boating, jet skiing, and more at the nearby reservoirs.
Best Hiking in Midway
There are hiking trails of all lengths and levels around Midway, perfect for families wanting a short excursion to avid hikers ready to explore the mountains all day. Hiking trails are best in the summer and fall when trails are typically drier and snow has yet to fall. You can enjoy streams, lakes, trees, plants, and wildlife around the Wasatch Back. In autumn, you get the added benefit of stunning fall foliage. Some of our favorites include:
- Cascade Springs Interpretive Trail
- Bloods Lake Loop Trail
- Pittsburg Lake Trail
- Huber Grove Trail
- Little Joe Loop Trail
Remember to hike responsibly and be prepared with food, water, and proper gear for any hiking and high adventure you undertake.
Dine or Eat at Some of the Best Utah Restaurants
Fuel is an essential part of your day in Midway, and, fortunately, there are plenty of delicious places to eat or grab on the go for an outdoor picnic or eat while you travel. Zermatt Utah has excellent breakfast and lunch options. The Lobby Lounge at Zermatt is a laid-back eatery that offers burgers, sandwiches, and small bites. The Bakery at Zermatt offers breakfast and lunch options to go or enjoy onsite and provides a variety of delectable baked goods for purchase to eat on the go.
Midway proper also has several quick and delicious dining options with indoor and outdoor seating options or to go, including:
- The Corner Restaurant
- Cafe Galleria
- Lola’s Street Kitchen
- Food Trucks
- And more!
Relax at the Zermatt Resort’s Luxury Spa in Utah
Zermatt Utah Resort offers one of the best spas in Midway, Utah, and is the perfect destination for relaxation and enjoyment. After your day of adventure, you will need a place to relax and unwind. Zermatt’s world-class spa offers perfect relaxation for couples, friends, or individuals. You can schedule an appointment for professional, luxurious services, such as:
- Scrubs & Wraps
- Manicures & Pedicures
- Relaxation Practices
- And more!
Or, book one of Zermatt’s featured spa packages for head-to-toe relaxation and delight. Zermatt guarantees professional and well-trained master aestheticians and massage therapists who use the best eco-conscious practices for maximum comfort and sustainability.
End Your Day with a Fine Dining Experience
No getaway is complete without a fine dining experience, and Z’s Steak & Chop Haus at the Zermatt Resort offers award-winning steaks and chops in exquisite European-inspired surroundings. With a seasonal menu, specialty drinks, and a dedication to flavor and quality, Z’s Steak & Chop Haus is perfect for celebrations, romantic getaways, and fine dining occasions.
Rest from Your Day at Zermatt: One of the Coziest and Best Midway Hotels
Whether you are looking for a quick weekend getaway with your partner or friends, or want to take a few days to yourself, Midway, Utah, offers unique and varied adventures for locals and world travelers. Zermatt Utah Resort is Midway, Utah’s premier resort in the heart of adventure and fun. Boasting four-star luxury accommodations, fine dining, and a wide range of activities at the resort and in the surrounding area, you will love your experience. Plus, when you book your room or suite, you can receive special offers and discounts throughout the charming Swiss-inspired resort. Book your room today and get ready for adventure!