Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Utah

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the 2012 Get Out & Enjoy Life program that is a joint educational initiative between UroMed’s motivational program – Life After Spinal Cord Injury, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  For more details on the Get Out & Enjoy Life event, please see:  http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012 

 

Utah Accessible Travel Guide

The Utah Office of Tourism has launched a new guide to Accessible Utah, featuring a range of resources available to disabled travelers, including airport and car rental facilities, American Disability Act (ADA) campsites and trails, and a selection of activites and attractions. The guide will take you to the state’s accessible national and state parks, prime attractions in the area, and local non-profit organizations specializing in adaptive recreation adventures.  Get yours at: http://travel.utah.gov/publications/onesheets/Accessible_Utah_web.pdf

 

Splore

This Utah non-profit organization is known for starting the first accessible rafting program in the state, and specializes in creating empowering experiences through affordable, customized recreation and education programs for people of all abilities.

Phone: 801-484-4128
Website: http://www.splore.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gosplore

The Kostopulos Dream Foundation

This foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through recreation and leisure education.

Phone: 801-582-0700
Website: www.campk.org

Wasatch Adaptive Sports

This sporting program specializes in winter programs such as skiing, snowshoeing and sled hockey.

Phone: 801-933-2188
Website: www.wasatchadaptivesports.org

Check out these Utah Sit-Ski Instruction Videos!

Here’s another ski action video:

 

More Utah Travel resources may be available from:

Brain Injury Association of Utah, Inc.

1800 South West Temple, Suite 203
Salt Lake City , UT , 84115
(801) 484-2240
Email: biau@sisna.com; ron48sr@sisna.com
Website: http://www.biau.org

NATIONAL PARKS GOLDEN ACCESS PASSPORT 

National and state parks abound in Utah and many offer a broad range of accessible including campgrounds, fishing spots, trails and picnic areas.  For travelers with disabilities, the Golden Access Passport is free and gives users free entry to all national parks, plus 50% off fees for the uses of many park facilities and services.   To get a Golden Access pass, you must show proof of age, US citizenship or permanent residency and proof of disability.  You can request your Golden Access Pass by mail or by internet.

To order passes by mail:

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
202-208-4747

To order online, visit www.nps.gov

Thank you to our sponsors:
This project was supported by a variety of sponsors that we’d like to thank, including:

 

About the Author: Lindsey Beacham, from Atlanta, serves as Marketing Coordinator for UroMed. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Criminology and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A in Marketing. When she’s not busy with marketing or studying for additional degrees, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

 

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