What words come to mind when thinking of Park City, Utah? Snow, skiing, snowboarding, and cold are probably among the more popular words. Don’t let the name fool you. Park City is more than just snow covered mountains and cold weather. It is a year round destination forboth winter and summer activities.
Park City’s State Parks and Reservoirs serve as the perfect setting to embrace the summer weather and go hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golfing and horseback riding, to name a few. There are six, beautiful parks to visit, all offering a little something different.
With over 400 miles of public trails, hiking and mountain biking in Park City is a perfect way to experience the beauty in the mountains. In 2011, the International Mountain Biking Association named Park Citya “Gold Ride Center” due to the miles of trails and scenery along them. Deer Valley, Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort all offer lift service allowing visitors to bike down the mountains. Park City also offers horseback riding to explore the Rocky Mountains first hand. What better way to experience nature?
Looking to get active on the water? Park City offers many water sports ranging from kayaks and rafts to wave runners, canoes and pontoons. Park City is a great place for the thrill seeker in everyone. The National Ability Center also provides accommodations to those with special needs during their vacation. Providing horseback riding, wheelchair rugby, cycling, water skiing and sled hockey, nothing will hold you back.
For a more relaxing day in Park City, Golf not only offers a beautiful view but a challenge at the same time. The Park City Golf Club is known as a premier golf course in the intermountain region. The course is in a great location and also experiences temperatures about 15 degrees cooler than the surrounding areas.
Another way to experience Park City is thousands of feet in the air. Take a hot air balloon ride and experience Utah in a way you will not be forgetting anytime soon.
Contrary to popular belief, Park City is a year-round destination for travelers to experience the mountains.
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