Escape into Nature: Scenic Drives Near Newpark Resort for the Ultimate Relaxation

Wasatch mountains near Newpark Resort

Step into nature just minutes from Newpark Resort and start your adventure surrounded by stunning landscapes in the Wasatch Mountains. Disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with the beauty of the outdoors. Put on your out-of-office notification and let the landscapes around you refresh your spirit.

Here are some top scenic drives within a two-hour round trip from Newpark Resort, each offering unique sights and experiences to enrich your visit.

Jordanelle Lookout

For a shorter trip, the drive to Jordanelle Lookout is ideal. This route offers a panoramic view of the Jordanelle Reservoir and the surrounding highlands. Only about a 15-minute drive from Newpark Resort, it’s a perfect spot for a quick sunset trip. It’s an ideal place for watching the sunset and enjoying the peaceful evening skies.

Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

Take a 25-minute drive from Kimball Junction to Mirror Lake, where the reflections of the sky and high peaks in the crystal-clear waters create a stunning natural mirror. This scenic byway stretches about 42 miles from Kamas to the high Uintas, enveloping you in lush forest settings and alpine scenery. It’s an excellent route for photography enthusiasts and nature lovers. The drive offers numerous stop-offs at viewpoints and trailheads, allowing you to stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Remember to bring your camera; the photo opportunities here are endless!

Guardsman Pass

Looking for breathtaking views without venturing too far? Guardsman Pass is your answer, and it is under a thirty-minute drive from the resort. This scenic drive connects Park City with Brighton and Midway, offering amazing views of the Wasatch Mountains, aspen forests, and more. It’s a popular drive during the summer and autumn months, with wildflowers and vibrant fall colors throughout the route. This drive is not only beautiful to view but also a soothing drive to get out of your head and realign with enjoying the moment.

The Alpine Loop

Under an hour’s drive from Newpark Resort, the Alpine Loop (SR92) offers a spectacular display of mountain majesty. This drive, approximately 20 miles long, winds through rugged alpine canyons, aspen groves, and past Mount Timpanogos. It’s an ideal route for those who want a quick escape into the wilderness. Pack a picnic and enjoy a quiet moment by the cascading waterfalls!

Enhance Your Stay at Newpark Resort

After a day spent exploring these scenic drives, return to the comfort and luxury of Newpark Resort. Our amenities are thoughtfully designed to complement your natural retreat. Relax in our heated outdoor pool or unwind in the hot tub under the stars. Our state-of-the-art fitness center is available to help you stay active, while our cozy rooms provide the perfect setting to recharge for another day of adventure.

At Newpark Resort, we understand the importance of disconnecting from daily stresses and reconnecting with nature. Our prime location not only offers easy access to these scenic drives but also serves as a peaceful haven where you can truly relax and find peace. You can also find the perfect special for your stay at the resort.  Whether you’re seeking adventure or tranquility, Newpark Resort is your gateway to an unforgettable natural escape. Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime, all while enjoying the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us.

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