Great Summer Experiences in Park City
Park City is a former mining town built in the 19th century and is known for its eclectic style and is a popular tourist destination. It's the perfect place to enjoy a comfortable summer vacation full of outdoor activities.
Hiking & Mountain Biking
With more than 450 miles of public trails, Park City is a mountain-biking mecca. A great place to start is the Mid Mountain Trail, a 28-mile-long single-track trail about 8,000 feet above sea level. Most of it is shaded, but there are places to catch views of Park City. A lot of the area’s mountain-biking trails are also open for hiking. One of the more popular trails is the Armstrong Trail. Reachable via the Silver Spur Trail from the base of the ski resort, the Armstrong Trail offers a moderate elevation gain through wildflower fields and forests. The Lofty Lake Loop is an easy 4-mile loop trail that takes you past three alpine lakes. For a more challenging hike, head up to the top of Bald Mountain. This 5-mile round-trip hike will take you most of the day, and it’s steep, but the expansive views of the surrounding mountains are well worth it.
Park City averages about 100 inches of snowfall each year. In the summer, all that snow melts and runs into the area’s rivers and reservoirs, making them great places for fishing. The best fly-fishing can be had in the Provo River and Weber River, where you’ll find lots of trout. For calmer waters, head to Strawberry Reservoir, Jordanelle State Park, or Echo Reservoir. They are well stocked and promise a relaxing day on the water. If you are up for hiking as well, take your gear to Lofty Lake Loop. The Kamas Lake and Scout Lake along that route are great for trout fishing.
Adventure Pass at Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort is the second-largest ski resort in North America. The Adventure Pass will give you access to all the activities at both Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Village. This includes the alpine slide, climbing wall, miniature golf, and scenic chair lifts. For the more adventurous, there’s also the Flying Eagle Zip Line. The Mountain Coaster will take you down a mile-long curving track at 25 miles per hour. The Adventure Pass will run you $85, but you can get a discount if you buy it in advance online.
The Park City area boasts 15 golf courses. The Park City Golf Club is a public course owned by the city. Canyons Golf Course in the Canyons Base Area features more than 550 feet in elevation gain with challenging holes surrounded by picturesque views.
Park City becomes a music hub during the summer, showcasing every genre from classical to bluegrass to rock. The Deer Valley Concert Series is fairly new but growing in popularity. The weekly music event is held at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater and offers both reserved seating and blanket seating on the lawn. Bring in your own picnic. Then settle in to enjoy some live music in the crisp mountain air. The concert series partners with the Utah Symphony throughout the summer. The symphony performs classical music as well as operas and pop pieces.
Park City is such a great place to visit or even live regardless of the time of year, but don't assume Park City is just for winter activities. We have a lot to see and do on top of all our great restaurants and shopping. For more info on Park City, check out my blog or contact me at any time.
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