Although there is still snow in the high country here, Memorial Day is just around the corner and things are heating up. There are lots of Park City summer activities that are as enjoyable as the winter activities here. There is mountain biking, hiking; zipline, bobsled, alpine coaster, alpine slide, hot-air balloon and horseback riding. There are reservoir lakes just down the road for fishing, kite boarding, jet-skiing and sailing. There are also blue-ribbon streams for phenomenal fly fishing and plenty of public golf courses tucked away in the beautiful mountains. Downtown is open just like winter with often discounts at the local restaurants. You can visit the many art galleries, shops, historic Park City visitor center and Utah Olympic Park. Weekly events include the Park City Farmer’s Market and Park City Silly Market. There are outdoor free and ticketed concerts at the resorts, art festivals, rodeos and more. Basically, there’s are lots of things to do here during the summer to keep you entertained or if you just want to chill and relax, our summer mountain scenery and pleasant, cooler temperatures will not disappoint.
Park City Summer Activities
You have access to all these activities and amenities all within an hour’s drive from the Salt Lake International Airport. All the conveniences that you can imagine are here in Park City, but if one day you want to leave the city behind, just drive another hour and you have access to the wilderness off the scenic Mirror Lake Highway in the Uinta Mountains of the Wasatch National Forest. Personally, I love being able to drive only a hour or so from home and be on a trail in the Uintas where I rarely see another person once away from the trailhead. The summer season is not long here so I try to take advantage of it while it lasts. In fact the Mirror Lake Highway typically does not open until June. But that’s okay. Last week I went up to where the road was closed, got my snowshoes out, head out into the forest and did not see a soul the entire time. Then when I had enough, head back to town for an amazing dinner at one of the local restaurants. I really hope not too many of you discover our secret here in Park City. 😉
Park City Summer Vacation
Here is one couple’s recorded adventures while taking a Park City summer vacation which included a ride on the Park City Mountain Resort zipline and alpine slide, rock climbing in the nearby Uinta Mountains and fly fishing the Provo River. What is also nice about coming in the summer is that the Park City condo rentals are much cheaper than peak winter, ski-season rates. So you can get a pretty nice place in the summer with all the conveniences of home that may be otherwise out of reach during the winter season. What’s funny when I first watched this video is the two of them in a ceramic/wheel-throwing class that I wasn’t even aware was available. Like I said, you won’t get bored here or run out of things to do.