While Mount Pleasant may be a small town, it has a lot to offer in regards to outdoor adventure. Within a close driving range, students can enjoy hiking, rock climbing, camping, and much more — something that students from boarding high schools all over the world should be jealous of!
Have You Checked Out Maple Canyon?
Maple Canyon is an excellent source for outdoor activities in central Utah. Maple’s Box Canyon is a frequented one-mile hike with light canyoneering features. There is a small waterfall at the top of the hike, which people can ascend with an anchored rope. The canyon also has a significant amount of rock climbing available. The walls are made up of conglomerate rock and provide shade for climbers during the summer.
Gone Fishin’ at Twin Creek
If you’re looking for something more relaxing this summer, Mount Pleasant and its surrounding areas also offer a great number of fishing spots. One of the closest spots is Twin Creek, a fantastic place for both fly-fishing and bait casting. You can make it a full day of activity by packing a lunch and picnicking by the water. Mule Creek is also in Sanpete County and is a stream that students can catch trout and bass in. The majority of fishing around Wasatch Academy is in streams but there also a number of reservoirs and lakes.
Access to Moab and Zion National Park
Our outdoor adventure program stands out among other boarding high schools because of our access to so many national parks. We are located less than four hours from Moab, Utah and Zion National Park. This makes weekend camping trips easily accessible.
Step Outside and Enter Nature
Because Wasatch is in a small town, buildings do not constantly surround us — meaning that our students are able to enjoy the outdoor scenery simply by being outside. Instead, mountains that students are able to camp in surround Mount Pleasant. This gives students an opportunity for outdoor exploration that not many boarding high schools can offer.