Top Reasons You Should Spend Your Summer Vacation In Park City

Posted by Jeff on May 31, 2012

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Most think of Park City as a winter ski/snowboard destination for The Greatest Snow on Earth, and it IS. Hopefully after reading this post you will have a new found understanding about the other season in Park City...... Summer!

What is there to do in Park City during the summer?

Last year we spent several summer weeks in Park City and truly came to understand what the locals mean we they tell you, "We came for the winters but stayed for the summers." Summer in Park City offers an abundance of outdoor activities for everyone in the family. Here's a sampling of just a few things:

  • For us it all starts with the "Summer Adventures" that are offered at Park City Mountain Resort like the kids adventure zone and rides, scenic chair lift rides via Town Lift and PayDay Lift, mountain hiking, mountain biking, alpine coaster, alpine slide and zip lines.

  • Mountain hiking and biking - Summer is the time tune up your bikes and get out your hiking boots! The entire Park City area comes alive with endless choices of mountain excursions for outdoor enthusiasts. Hikers and bikers are welcomed on over 400+ miles of public trails in the Park City area, ranging from beginner to expert, which includes access to all 3 Park City ski resorts as well as through town.

  • Golf - With the scenic mountains as their backdrop there are numerous choices of golf courses available in the Park City/Heber valley area.  

  • Fishing and boating are easily accessible in the Park City area via the Provo River, Jordanelle Reservoir, Strawberry Reservoir and hundreds of small mountain lakes that come alive after the winter snow melts.

  • Horseback riding is available in the Park City area as well as throughout the Unita mountains

  • Hot air balloon rides allow you to see Park City from a whole new perspective as you ascend a few thousand feet above the town and the mountains. 

  • Outdoor concerts and Annual Summer Events in Park City are fun for the entire family and can be enjoyed at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater, Downtown Main Street and other areas.

So as you can see there's more than enough to keep everyone in the family entertained if you decide to spend a summer vacation in Park City!

When your ready just do some research on the Park City Visitors and Chamber site, they have a calendar of summer events, to see what is available while your here! 

Snowpapa Jeff

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Comment posted by Kristen on May 31, 2012 6:43 PM MDT

We visited Park City in the summer for the first time last year also. It is AWESOME!!!! Who knew? We'll be back this summer for more!

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