Outdoor Activities

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Sego Lily Gardens

The Garden is one of the first demonstration gardens along the Wasatch Front to emphasize low-water use plants and landscaping. At the gardens there are a large variety of drought tolerant plants, including trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, groundcovers and vines. These plants are used in various ways to show different examples of low water use landscapes. Plants native to Utah are used at Sego Lily Gardens so we can learn more about plants that are already adapted to our local environment. Sego Lily Gardens is located at 1472 East Sego Lily Drive (10200 South). It is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week Spring through Fall with the exception of inclement weather. Learn more about Sego Lily Gardens here.

Hiking and Biking Trails

Sandy City has over 60 miles of hiking and biking trails. Visit the Parks and Recreation trails map for more information.

City Parks

Sandy City has 26 parks.

skateparkSkateboarding / Freestyle BMX

Cycling and Road Racing

Sandy is home to an active and engaged cycling community. There are several great areas to ride in the Sandy area and in and around the Wasatch Mountains. For a map of popular road cycling routes in the Sandy area, click here.

There are also numerous road racing events in the Sandy area nearly every week. For a road racing event schedule, click here.


Many of Utah's lakes have active sailing clubs and organizations, including the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, and Jordanelle Reservoir. Sandy is conveniently located central to these different bodies of water. For more information about sailing in Utah, visit one of the following links:

10 min

paraglidingParagliding / Hang Gliding

Utah is home to some of the best hang gliding and paragliding in the country, much of it adjacent to Sandy. A number of nearby mountain sites appeal to both beginner pilots and seasoned pros.  

The Point of the Mountain Flight Park, a designated State Recreation Area is known world-wide for its wind conditions and unique attributes as a great place to learn the sport. The park is jointly managed by Utah State Parks and Recreation and the Utah Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. For more information, visit: 


There are triathlons in Utah year-round. Most are held within 60 minutes of Sandy. For a list of the triathlons planned this year, click here.

20 min

Skateboarding / Freestyle BMX

  • Riverton Skatepark
    12765 South 1400 West
    Riverton, UT  84065
  • Herriman Skatepark
    13400 South 5900 West
    Herriman, UT  84096
  • Taylorsville Skatepark
    4793 South Redwood Rd.
    Taylorsville UT  84123

40 min

spelunkingCaving / Spelunking

The Timpanogos Cave National Monument, on the North side of Mount Timpanogos, is a nationally-known cave with features not found anywhere else in the world. Located in American Fork Canyon, the park offers general tours daily, and an introduction to caving tour for those 14 and older. For more information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/tica/index.htm.