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Lifestyles in Salt Lake Area


James Spruell, Ph.D.

Lifestyle Basics

Healthy living, community involvement, and an active lifestyle are important choices that we make on a daily and weekly basis

The Salt Lake City area has a number of fun places to shop, visit, and enjoy an evening out. Some of my favority include Litza's Pizza, City Creek, and of course, all the many incredible chocolate stores.



Around the Area

Hiking Outdoor Utah

Canyon Hike

Utah has some of the most scenic hiking spots in the world. Among these are a number around Salt Lake City where the family can escape for an afternoon or day of hiking adventure. Big Cottonwood Canyon as well as Little Cottonwood Canyon provide easy access to SKC residents and visitors...

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Timpanogos Cave - the Hike


Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a popular destination for adventurers and families wanting to explore underworld caves. But did you know that it is also a very popular hiking destination!

The trail up to the cave has incredible scenic views of American Fork canyon and the surrounding area. The hike is about 1.5 miles ... read more


Battle Creek Falls

Battle Creek Falls

Battle Creek Falls is located along a narrow, and occasionally steep trail just outside of Pleasant Grove, Utah. The trail itself continues 2.4 miles below and above the Falls, intersecting the Curly Springs trail at 1.1 mile before joining the Dry Creek trail at 2.4 miles.

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Granite Flats

Granite Flats

Granite Flats is located in the beautiful American Fork Canyon with camping sites scattered among Aspen, Douglas Fir, and Spruce stands. Campsites are easily accessed and conveniently located near water and restrooms. Picnic tables and fire pits are available.

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Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes is about a 1 mile hike (each way) with the trailhead branching off the trail around Silver Lake. And even though I would rate the trail has having a pretty good elevation rise (about 700 feet), I still saw many toddlers -- several on the shoulders of Dad -- making the trek on a recent Saturday.

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Silver Lake, Big Cottonwood Canyon

Silver Lake at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon

Silver Lake is a family friendly area with picnic tables, fishing (with a Utah State fishing license), and hiking for a great summer outing. On a typical Summer Saturday morning families with toddlers, even babies in strollers, can be found enjoying the 3/4 mile (approximate) walk around the lake.

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