Heading south toward ultraconservative Utah County (home of Brigham Young University), make Thanksgiving Point your first stop. Founded by WordPerfect computing giant Alan Ashton, Thanksgiving Point is home to museums, gardens, championship golf, restaurants, and a movie theater.
Although visitors of all ages and abilities can find easy exploring in the canyons surrounding the Wasatch Front, Timpanogos Cave is suitable only for robust and prepared hikers. The journey is well worth it. Another good bases for exploring the Utah County's mountain region is the famed Sundance Resort, which is along the gorgeous Alpine Loop Scenic Byway and offers stunning dining and lodging options—see the Park City and the Southern Wasatch chapter for details.