Spring has officially arrived, and Summit Creek residents look forward to celebrating in the simple, sweet joys that the season affords. With the gradual return of bright greens over the Wasatch, deep golden sunlight that stretches into the evening and vibrant wildflowers that bloom along walkways, we’ll gladly welcome the return of Utah’s brilliant and beloved spring colors. Below, we’ve listed a few of our favorite ways to soak in the spring hues.
Hike Your Way Through Wildflowers
While Summit Creek is situated on the north-facing slope of Loafer Mountain and revels in widespread greenery throughout the year, one cannot miss spring’s striking arrival as the season paints our miles of backyard trails in brilliantly-colored blooms. Witness and wander Utah’s widespread wildflowers via trails just beyond your door, or venture to Mount Timpanogos, Y Mountain or Cascade Springs trail in American Fork Canyon to soak in the stunning sights that mark springtime amid the Wasatch.
Pedal to the Petals
Spring at Summit Creek means the reintroduction of some of our favorite outdoor ventures. Witness the season’s natural splendor on wheels and mount your mountain bike to explore Utah backcountry. Sprawling with spring blooms and awe-inspiring landscape, take your adventure to our backyard trails or beyond Summit Creek to tackle more advanced tracks. Whether it be Three Forks Loop in Spanish Fork, Slate Canyon Loop Trail, Rock Canyon Trail or Big Springs Hollow Trail in Provo, you’re bound to witness sights that will beckon you to take pause and lap up the view.
Set Sights on Tulips Galore
Just under an hour drive from Summit Creek, Thanksgiving Point awaits with an abundance of family-friendly activities to explore—including the annual Tulip Festival. Set sights on Ashton Garden’s 55-acre stately flower beds, which flaunt 280,000 tulips sweeping the grounds in a sea of gorgeous colors. Offered from April 12th to May 4, this celebrated event delights with the opportunity to roam the hundreds of varieties of spring blooms.
Fly-Fish Amid Serene Spring Scenery
As Summit Creek welcomes warmer weather, residents look forward to afternoons spent by the glimmering Utah waters. With Provo River nearby, fly fishing affords the ideal pastime to celebrate the spring sunshine and relish in the outdoor scenery. A cherished, simple pleasure of mountain living, fly-fishing offers the opportunity to take in the serenity of the surrounding landscape or soak up time spent teaching your little one how to properly cast and drift. Before hanging your “gone fishing” sign up, make sure you’re set up to get the most out of spring fishing season.