I am a mother to two awesome kids, and have been married to my favorite hubby (okay, my only hubby, but still my favorite!) since October 1999. Our favorite thing to do is get out of the house and find adventures! I am the founder and creator of Enjoy Utah!, a site dedicated to helping families get out of the house and see all that Utah has to offer! I contribute as a blog writer for the Salt Lake Visitors Bureau, and also write CityGuides for SheKnows.com.. I am excited to be a part of Today's Mama! I co-own a DJ Business with my hubby, and also do the online marketing and manage the blog and social media for Gines Auto Service.

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Geocaching in Utah

Photo credit: Utah State Parks

Photo credit: Utah State Parks

Spring and warm weather is on its way, and it’s the perfect time to plan a “treasure hunt” with your family! Geocaching in Utah is the perfect low-cost Spring day activity for the entire family.

Camp Floyd Geocache Treasure Hunt

On Saturday, March 23 from 10am to 4pm, Camp Floyd in Utah County is hosting a GPS treasure hunt. GPS units are available for rent, or bring your own. You can also download a free GPS app on your smartphone, which is what we did last year, and it works great! Admission is $2 per person, or $6 per family. At each coordinate, learn interesting information about Camp Floyd and its history.

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A geocache box we found at the Great Salt Lake

Utah State Park Geocache Adventure

Geocaching is a fun, modern twist on the old-fashioned treasure hunt.

Your treasure map is a GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) unit, and will tell you the coordinates of “buried treasure” (cache) in the area. Inside each “treasure box” you will find a logbook and a selection of free small gifts. Sign the book and claim your prize!

If you find a “travel bug” (a marked coin that visitors are asked to move from park to park), move it to another park and don’t forget to take a picture of you moving it!

Caches can be found at many of the Utah State Parks, and all participating parks offer free rentals of Magellan GPS units. You can also download a GPS app on your smartphone.

For a list of participating state parks and more information about geocache“treasure box” coordinates and the program, visit the Utah State Parks website.

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  1. darcey 03/15/2013 at 3:52 am

    Geocaching is where it is at. I started a little over a year ago and met my fiance doing it. We now host events and run a caching blog. Best activity ever. We mainly do it from our phones with a free program called c geo. For more tips and caching updates in Utah check out livelovecache.com

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