Daniel's Summit has become a popular winter destination for snowmobilers, with the Summit Lodge catering to this niche. During the summer months OHV and horse riding is a popular activity replacing the winter sports here. A restaurant and gift shop are available if you have any food or drink needs. The Uintah National Forest can be accessed to the south and north here, while Lodge Pole Campground sits just down canyon. Aspen and mixed conifer forest dominate the habitat here, with mountain meadows and various montane riparian habitat. At the summit the lodge sits on the southwest side of the highway while a number of private residences sit to the northeast. A wet pasture at the lodge is the extent of the other habitat here. There is a forest service road accessible about 1/4 miles south that follows Hobble Creek to the west behind where the lodge is. The habitat here is shrubsteppe with forest rising off to the sides of the meadows and flats. Various forest roads can be accessed from the area providing great opportunities to get away from the main road. If you are headed to Strawberry Reservoir you will pass the summit--so it might be worth a short stop to check things out!
Birders typically don't trek here in the winter. I'm not sure if there are feeders, but if there were, they could attract some good high elevation species in search of food. Summer is the ideal time to visit to get away form the hot valleys and enjoy the mountains. The summit is really a tourist destination for OHV users, but the surrounding forest provides plenty of birding opportunities. Form June through September you will be able to find the species typical of the aspen habitat in the area like: RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER, WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE, DUSKY FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO, HOUSE WREN, HERMIT THRUSH, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, CHIPPING SPARROW, and WESTERN TANAGER. In the meadows and sage flats you can expect to see MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD, SAGE THRASHER, VESPER SPARROW, and BREWER'S SPARROW. If you make your way into the forest where there are pine you will come across PINE SISKIN, CASSIN'S FINCH, MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE, and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH. The area is really great for birding and fairly typical of most similar habitat in the area. If you are looking to explore some place new, the side roads here might make a good day trip.
From the intersection of Main and Center Streets in Heber, follow Main Street / US-40 south for 17.4 miles up Daniel's Canyon till you reach the summit and lodge on your right.