10 Adventures You Must Have in Park City

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From its beginnings as the silver mining town of Parley’s Park in 1870 to the home of America’s largest ski resort today, the fun quotient of Park City, Utah has increased exponentially. It is an exceptional year-round resort destination that you need to visit for at least 10 reasons:

Ski North America’s Largest Resort

In 1963, Park City Mountain Resort opened as “Treasure Mountain”.  In 2012, Vail purchased the resort and combined Canyons Village with Park City Mountain and connected the two with the Quicksilver Gondola, effectively creating the largest ski resort in the United States.  Skiing or boarding here is truly a thrill, for all skill levels.  Be a part of history as you swish through the greatest snow on earth at Park City Mountain Resort.

Walk Main Street

Historic Main Street, a mecca of nightlife and daytime activity, is Park City’s social epicenter.  Art galleries, unique shops, world-class dining and many local cultural festivals and holiday events occur along Main Street. When you are here, try stopping at the Main Street Pizza & Noodle, Chimayo, or Wahso. Check out great local shopping at Dolly’s Bookstore and the many art galleries that line the street, like Fatali and Frogman.

Ride the Alpine Slide

The Alpine Slide is a must for summer travelers! Sliding on plastic and rubber sleds down a concrete track is a thrilling way to experience Park City Mountain. This is a great activity for kids as well; there are many carnival-like activities and miniature golf at the base of the mountain in the summer once you have completed your run.

Go Hiking & Mountain Biking

Park City boasts a wealth of hiking and biking trails, over 150 miles in the city and surrounding Snyderville Basin.  The scenery accompanying your ride or hike through the fields and mountains will captivate you!

Drive Guardsman Pass

Between Midway, UT and the Deer Valley area of Park City is Guardsman’s Pass, home to the world’s largest living organism, a gargantuan grove of interconnected aspen trees.  This route is breathtakingly beautiful in any season.

Attend the Sundance Film Festival

The popularity of one of the world’s largest film festivals has transformed Park City over the years since it was founded by Robert Redford in 1978.  Each year the festival brings young hopefuls and seasoned directors together in a celebration of filmmaking art and innovation that must be experienced to be believed.  During the 10 days of the festival, you will be surrounded by celebrities, film executives, sponsors, crew, and other attendees that congregate in Park City.

Ride the Bobsled

The Utah Olympic Winter Sports Park, one of the only operating year-round Olympic training venues from a past Olympics, houses a gigantic bobsled track, skeleton track, and training facility complete with the ski jumps from the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.  The bobsled reaches nearly 90 miles per hour in less than one minute and is the thrill ride of a lifetime.

Hot Tub in the Snow!

When staying in Park City, being a guest at a hotel with a hot tub is a must.  After a day of skiing or snowshoeing, the outdoor hot tubs of the Hilton Family hotels in Park City are amazing.

See McPolin Farm

A visit to the historic McPollin Farm takes visitors back to 1908. The farm is now owned by the City and is a landmark of the Snyderville Basin.  It’s a great starting point for running or biking as it sits at the convergence of many of the trails in the area.

Visit Deer Valley

Deer Valley is an excellent area for recreation in the Park City area.  From hiking and mountain biking, to world-class winter sports, to the Deer Valley Music Festival at Snow Park Amphitheater, Deer Valley is a must-see.

BONUS: Ride the Zip Line

Canyons Village area of Park City Mountain Resort boasts the longest zip line with the largest drop in the Western Hemisphere. It’s truly an unmatched experience, and a must for the summer in Park City!

We hope you have an amazing time in Park City!  This world-class Rocky Mountain resort town is guaranteed thrills and fun in every season of the year!

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