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While Park City is known for its world-class skiing and heavy winter snowfall, the charming Utah town also makes for a great summer destination. With the lush, green mountains as your backdrop, touring the city in warm weather is quite the experience. The area’s three expansive winter resorts transform into a verdant paradise with tons of unique attractions. You won’t be missing the powder when you’re screaming down a zip line at 55 miles per hour! Visitors who prefer a slower pace can catch a hot air balloon ride over the Wasatch Mountain Range.
From your Innkeepers from Old Town Guest House, Park City’s only B&B, here are our favorite four things to do in during summer in Park City!! Bonus!! You can walk to all of them from Old Town Guest House.
1. Take a Joyride on Utah’s Only Alpine Coaster
In 1963, Park City Mountain Resort (then known as Treasure Mountain) was the first ski resort to open in the area. PCMR, which famously hosted several events during the 2002 Winter Olympics, also happens to be home to Utah’s only Alpine coaster. Climb aboard one of the toboggan-style cars and admire the stunning Wasatch mountain scenery as an automated lift pulls you up the track. Once you reach the top, the coaster takes you down nearly 4,000 feet of exhilarating curves. You don’t need to be a speed demon to enjoy this ride — each car is equipped with a hand-brake allowing you to regulate your own speed. The Alpine Coaster is accessible from the PCMR’s main trail area, making it a memorable finish to a long day of mountaineering.
2. Deer Valley’s Lift-Served Mountain Biking Trails
Every summer, mountain-bikers from around the world flock to the Deer Valley resort in order to experience its world-class trails. Deer Valley has nearly 70 miles of singletrack, allowing you to spend your day riding through a seemingly endless montage of panoramic views and Heidi-esque Alpine scenery. The cherry on top? All of the biking trails are accessible by chairlift. If you’re in the mood to venture further afield, many of their trails connect with the Park City network of singletrack, providing access to over 400 miles of terrain. Deer Valley also offers a line of full-suspension, high-quality mountain bikes for rent. If you are wary about setting out on your own, you can always book one of their guided biking tours.
3. View the Canyons Resort From Above
The largest ski and snowboard resort in Utah, Canyons Resort has plenty to keep you occupied come summer. Thrill seekers won’t want to miss the pulse-quickening Lookout Zip Tour. The longest zip line in the state, it flies you 2,111 feet across a deep gorge at speeds of up to 55 mph. Although not for the faint of heart, it’s an unforgettable way to take in the resort’s 4,000-acres of terrain and dramatic mountain views. The uninitiated may want to begin with the shorter Red Pine Tour, which takes you on an 800-foot long tree top ride over a steep canyon at speeds of “only” 35 mph. If you’re feeling ambitious, opt for the deluxe package, which buys you two rides on each zip tour.
4. Park City Museum
There’s a lot of people here who devote their days to making your time on our mountain as memorable as possible. Our day is made when we see someone in Kids Signature link their first turns, a family laughing over hot chocolate at one of our on-mountain restaurants, or someone hollering with enthusiasm on a run through the trees. But getting recognition from the industry’s biggest ski and snowboard publications is pretty cool too – so you’ll pardon us if we brag on SKI Magazine naming us one of their Top 5 Resorts in North America once again. But there’s more where that came from…
In a survey this summer, SKI’s readers evaluated every resort in North America across a variety of categories – and turns out we did pretty well. Our recognition included:
“North America’s #1 Most Accessible Resort” “North America’s #1 Resort for Off-Hill Activities” “North America’s Best Terrain Parks” “North America’s #2 Resort for Family Programming” “North America’s #5 Overall Resort”
Thank you to all of you who voted for us in SKI’s survey – we look forward to seeing you again soon. If you haven’t been back to see us in a while, we hope you come back soon and see what all the buzz is about!