5 Trips to Make With Salt Lake Express

From Great Falls, Montana to Las Vegas, Nevada, Salt Lake Express keeps you connected. To family, friends, events, recreation, and everything in between.

We wish to replicate your road trip experience as much as possible, plus every convenience and accommodation we can. That’s why we offer individual outlets and incomparable leg room.

So, we provide the shuttle and the experience. But where to go?

We love to keep you connected to the things and people we love. Usually, you won’t need advice on where to go or reasons to travel. But here are a few trips you can take that Salt Lake Express can offer you.

Visit relatives

Along our route are various college towns and places with growing industry. If you have flocked to one of these towns for your education or work, you have a lot going on in your life! But be sure to make time to visit relatives along our route. Keep those connections alive and vibrant. They, even more so than school or work, can make your life all the more fulfilling.

See a concert

Performers love Salt Lake City. As one of the larger Intermountain metropolis’, it naturally attracts a variety of culture, art, and entertainment. This is the bread and butter for many musicians. Artists or bands often comment on not only the enthusiastic crowds and great reception, but the beautiful scenery and awesome venues. With such a draw toward famous and underground performers alike, there are always stellar concerts coming to Salt Lake.

And of course, Vegas is no stranger to performance and performers. To catch big ticket concerts and other Vegas shows, schedule your trip through Salt Lake Express and we’ll get you there and back again.

The big events

The Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. Comic-Con in Salt Lake. The Great American Eclipse in Rexburg. Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert. We have the privilege in this part of the country to be privy to all sorts of iconic and exciting events. Some of these are once in a lifetime spectacles, others you may go back to year after year. But don’t waste gas and miles going down yourself. We’ve got you covered! We’re happy to be your vessel to adventure and lifelong memories!

Hiking, fishing, and recreation

Sometimes we aren’t lucky enough to have sweeping vistas and thrilling landscape in our backyards. But Salt Lake Express is glad to take you to those enchanting places. From world famous hiking, to unparalleled fishing, to historic landmarks, to national parks, we take you there.

There is no number or limit to the opportunities waiting for you out there. But there is an easy and efficient way to get you there. Salt Lake Express shuttles have six wheels and many amenities designed to serve you and take you to your destination.

Regardless of what adventure you have in mind, Salt Lake Express has your back.

Top 5 Water Parks To Cool Down at This Summer – Salt Lake Express

The temperatures are really starting to heat up lately into the high 90’s and 100’s. If you have not already pulled out your swimming wear from the bottom of your dresser draws, it’s time to do it and hit those water parks. There are plenty of amazing waterpark locations from Rexburg, Idaho to Provo, Utah to get wet in and enjoy.

There are so many great waterparks to enjoy in Idaho and Utah so below you’ll find a list of our best attempt to identify five locations with great options. Most locations have really fun water slides, diving boards, lap pools, hot tubs, and so much more.

Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho. It is referred to as, “The World Famous Hot Springs” and that reference definitely lives up to the hype. One of the best features of this park is the relaxing geothermal hot springs that range from 102 degrees to 112 degrees. They’re perfect for cold winter days or during the summer when the sun goes down.

Besides the hot springs, it also has an outdoor olympic pool, diving platforms, water slides, and a aquatic center. The diving platforms are 5 m (16.4 ft.), 7 m (22.9 ft.), and 10 m (32.8 ft.) high. There are two speed and two curly water slides as well. The two speed slides have a “60 foot vertical drop and terminal velocity of 38 mph!” It is really a great water park.

Rexburg Rapids

Rexburg Rapids opened its doors in the summer of 2011. Some of the water park features include a outdoor pool, two water slides, a rock climbing wall, kids section, and a mini river to ride your tube on.  The park is also very kid friendly and has a slide and other water toys for kids to use.

Some other great options that make the visit worthwhile are a grass volleyball area, plenty of places to sit, and the option of parties and rentals.

Ross Park Aquatic Complex

Ross Park Aquatic Complex (RPAC) is located in Pocatello, Idaho. The water park was built to provide a positive summer recreational experience for the local community, and it definitely does that. Park features include a main pool with two lanes as a lap pool, a pool with a cargo net and lily pads, concession stands, lazy tube river, and large waterslide. The park is also kid friendly with a zero depth pool and playground.

Seven Peaks Resort Water Park

Seven Peaks Resort has locations beyond Provo, Utah but here we’ll be talking about the location in Provo. The water park has been redone with upgrades across the park. Some of those upgrades include healthier food options, rentable cabanas and free park seating. They’re also extending their hours to include late night weekend and a Friday night concert series.

Seven Peaks features include wave pools, lazy rivers, water slides, and more. The lazy river is just under a quarter mile long and is a great way to relax as you ride on a rube. The slides are great for kids as well as adults who want to have the ride of their life. The Sky Breaker slide can descend more than six stories in less than 4.5 seconds.

Cherry Hill Water Park

Cherry Hill Water Park is located in Kaysville, Utah and has some amazing features as well. One of the new additions to the park is a racing slide called The Little Dipper. It’s basically four slides for kids to race down and have some fun. There’s also a 40 foot pirate ship and a 18″ splash pool with mermaids and pirates.

For adults, there is a lazy river, water slides with fog and lighting, and a guest pool free to camping guests. The lazy river loops around a themed mining town and every 45 minutes, “explosive” water blasts shoot out.

 

Best Fireworks Shows in East Idaho – July 2017

If you’re going to be up in Idaho this weekend, you’re in luck. While it might not normally seem like the best place to be, it definitely is for the Fourth of July weekend. Check out these places to watch the best fireworks shows in East Idaho.

Fireworks shows are the best

Rexburg

If you’re a true fireworks junkie, stop by Rexburg first. On Saturday, July 1st, after the Whoopee Days Rodeo (which starts at 7:00 pm), the fireworks will light up the Rexburg sky. It’s planned for 9:45. Because it’s on Saturday, you can watch both this one and other fireworks shows on the Fourth.

Idaho Falls

As for fireworks shows on the Fourth, here’s the big one – The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration. Thousands of people attend this event every year. The celebration has even got so big, in fact, that it had to be moved this year. Instead of being at the John’s Hole Boat Dock, the fireworks will be launched from the Snake River Landing. This is one celebration that you don’t want to miss.

fireworks shows big time

Pocatello

This whole week, Pocatello is celebrating The Biggest Show in Idaho. With events like a Fishing Derby, Mud Volleyball, and Bull Ball, it should be a party even before Tuesday’s events. On Tuesday, the fun starts at 9:00 am with a parade, continues throughout the day with a beach party, and the fireworks show at 10:00 pm caps it all off. If you’re looking for a week of fun, this is the show to go to.

Driggs

Driggs is another city celebrating all week. Starting on Saturday and Sunday, the Teton Mountains won’t be the only thing on the horizon – hot air balloons will fill the sky. For the 36th year in a row, Driggs will celebrate the Teton Valley Balloon Rally by shooting hot air balloons into the early morning sky. On the Fourth, the city will celebrate with a Mud Lake Challenge 5k Run, a parade, and live music. Finally, to cap it all off, the city will feature a giant, 20+ minute fireworks show at 10:20 pm.

Fireworks shows over trees

Jackson Hole

Finally, for those of you who want to be more touristy this weekend, Jackson Hole features events all day long. The day starts at 7 am with an all-you-can-eat breakfast and continues with a parade at 10:30 am. As the day goes on, Jackson Hole hosts a live reenactment of a shootout at 6:00 pm and a rodeo at 8:00 pm. Finally, at 10:00 pm, two places will let fireworks fly: the base of Snow King Mountain in the town of Jackson and at the base of the Tetons in Teton Village.

 

Whichever fireworks show you choose, you’re sure to be happy. With most cities celebrating with events throughout the day and fireworks at night, there won’t be any excuses for being bored this weekend. Stay safe and have fun!

 

2017 Solar Eclipse

What You Need to Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The last time a total solar eclipse swept from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the United States was still involved in World War I. Back then, thousands of people watched the solar eclipse. Now, officials expect hundreds of thousands to watch it. Here are a few things you need to know about the upcoming solar eclipse.

Thousands came to the 1918 solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse – Need-To-Know Facts

It’s happening on August 21. Scientists have been able to predict this particular eclipse for hundreds of years; it’s a big deal. Now, we know exactly where the eclipse will happen from minute to minute. The sun will cross Southeast Idaho at 11:30.

It won’t last long. Because they travel at over 2,000 miles per hour, the shadows won’t stay to hang out. Even if you’re at the center of the path, you’ll only see it for two and a half minutes.

The stars will come out. During the short period of totality, the sky will turn dark as the shadow of the moon races towards you. You’ll get to experience a sunset and sunrise in the middle of the day. While embraced in the shadow of the moon, stars and planets will come out from hiding and be completely visible.

Total solar eclipse

Utah Will Travel

Utah is well outside the zone of totality. The majority of Utah will only experience a 91% solar eclipse, which is a lot less than it sounds. Without solar glasses, most people won’t even notice it’s happening. Everybody from Utah who wishes to see it will have to travel. Luckily, they only have to travel a few hours. The southern half of the path passes through Shelley and Idaho Falls.

Idaho will be a great place for the solar eclipse

There’s Still Some Uncertainty

Two things are uncertain: the weather and because of that, the number of people flooding into the area. Depending on the weather, local government officials expect between fifty thousand and one million people to flock to Southeast Idaho and West Wyoming. While this might cause some traffic jams and problems with the cell phone service, it will be well worth it to see this once-in-a-lifetime event.

For more information, visit: https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/idaho/