Just over an hour from Salt Lake City lies Nephi, a welcoming small town near Salt Creek Peak. Once a campsite on the Old Mormon Road to Southern California, Nephi is now a town of pristine natural attractions, charming restaurants, and historical sites.
A jet charter airport in Nephi takes visitors to the heart of natural beauty. Located near Uinta and Manti-La Sal National Forests, Nephi welcomes visitors eager to take in the endless outdoor activities available in the area.
The Uinta National Forest, recently coupled with the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, is one of the most popular wilderness destinations in the area. Over 5,000 acres of forest is spread throughout the park, with multiple peaks and mountains available to climb. Climbers looking for a challenge will enjoy Deseret Peak which rises over 11,000 feet.
Manti-La Sal National Forest’s whopping 1.3 million acres stretches from central to southeastern Utah. Used for timber, minerals, and recreation, the park provides visitors with walking trails, designated hunting areas, and multiple water sources for fishing.
Nephi has many celebrations throughout the year, and if you’re lucky you’ll catch Illuminate the Night, the Juab County Fair, or the Ute Stampede Rodeo.
For those who want to learn more about Nephi’s past, visit the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum. Housed in the old county courthouse, the museum showcases the men, women, and children who helped to found Utah. Get even closer to the historical experience by staying in the Whitemore Mansion. Built in 1898, the family home has also been used as a maternity ward and a music school.