Activities in Park City

Even though the Park City is primarily known as a winter ski destination, with three world class ski resorts, the summer months offer more recreational activities than Winter could ever dream of! Each individual resort will host a wide variety of activities; ranging from hiking and mountain biking to lift/gondola rides and an alpine slide.

 

Biking

Obviously, a mountain resort community like Park City would be a natural setting for a mountain biker’s paradise, which the resort area certainly is with over 150 miles of trails in the area. The beautiful vistas of the Wasatch Mountains are perfect for road biking as well, so don’t miss an opportunity to experience both!

Road Biking

  • Park City is host to another cycling festival in the Summer of 2006!
  • http://www.parkcitycyclingfest.com

Top Road Rideshttp://www.cyclingutah.com

  • Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
  • East Canyon
  • Emigration Canyon Loop
  • Alpine Loop Scenic Byway
  • Provo Canyon Scenic Byway
  • UT-32 Loop – Jordanelle Reservoir to Rockport

Top Mountain Bike Rideshttp://www.utahmountainbiking.com/

  • Rail Trail
  • Sweeney Switchbacks
  • John’s Trail – Park City Mt Resort
  • Spiro Trail – Park City Mt Resort
  • Ridge Ride Trail – Park City to The Canyons
  • Mid-Mountain Trail – Deer Valley Resort
  • Tour de Homes – Deer Valley Resort
  • Tour des Suds – Deer Valley Resort
  • Daly Canyon
  • Round Valley
  • White Pine Canyon
  • Albion Basin

Top Road Rides

  • Cole Sports
  • White Pine Touring
  • Jans

Hiking

The Park City area is home to dozens of beautiful hiking trails for all levels of ability. Each of the three resorts: Park City Mt Resort, Deer Valley Resort and The Canyons, offer lift-serviced hiking in and around their individual trail systems. Park City is also the staging area for numerous hiking trails that access such the lake districts of the Cottonwood Canyons of the Wasatch Front and the high mountain trails of the nearby Uinta Mountains. So whether you’re looking for a quick scenic walk after dinner, a day trip with the family, or a longer more adventurous back-packing trip, Park City is the perfect location to start!

Top Trails/Trailheads

  • Silver Lake Trail – Deer Valley Resort
  • Ontario Canyon Trail – Deer Valley Resort
  • Mid-Mountain Trail – The Canyons
  • Scott’s Pass Trail – Park City Mt Resort
  • Thaynes Canyon Loop
  • Quarry Mountain Trail
  • Silver King Loop
  • Timpanagos Cave – Provo Canyon
  • Kings Peak – Uinta Mountains
  • Uinta Highline

Golf

Golfing in an alpine setting like Park City is a unique experience not to be missed. The State of Utah has one of highest ratios of golf courses per capita in the United States; so there are plenty of tee times available to duffers and low-handicappers alike! The courses surrounding Park City offer a variety of challenges and opportunities, both public and private. Top rated courses, such as the Jack Nicklaus designed Park Meadows Country Club, or some the best public links courses found anywhere; like the Park City Municipal or Mountain Dell. Just visiting? You’ll find beautifully maintained courses, all at 6000 feet elevation, so your ball does indeed fly farther! Staying longer? Join one of the local men’s or women’s leagues and make lots of new golfing friends. Park City’s short golf season is far outweighed by the beauty and grandeur that awaits!

Top Courses

  • Wasatch Mountain State Park
  • Park Meadows Golf Course
  • The Homestead
  • Soldier Hollow
  • Jeremy Ranch
  • Mountain Dell
  • Park City Municipal

Horseback Riding

Park City, Utah is part of the old West, so horses are an integral part of the both the history and the present day life in the area. There are numerous working ranches within minutes of town and many local residents own and board their own horses within Park City’s limits. Horseback riding is a fundamental recreational activity offered by all three ski areas as part of their Summer AND Winter activities programs. In addition, there are several working “dude” ranches in the surrounding areas offering hayrides and sleigh rides, guided trail rides, and outfitted overnight pack trips for private parties.