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.
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.
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.
More Spring activities for the entire family:
- Salt Lake City Cemetery Self-Guided Tour
- Pony Express Fun Run
- Utah Legend: The Kissing Tree
- Red Butte Garden