Park City is full of things to do, whatever time of year you choose to come. This may go without saying, but the main activity in the winter is skiing or snowboarding and biking in the summer. There is so much to do, sometimes it feels as if there is not enough time in the day!
Other Winter activities:
Snowshoeing: We rent snow shoes at Silver Star Ski & Sport and there are 2 trails at Silver Star that go uphill to give you a good work out. Just below Silver Star is the Park City Golf course that you can snowshoe on, just try to stay off the groomed track for the cross country skiers.
Cross country skiing: White Pine Touring operates the main Nordic Center in town and they are located at the Park City Golf Club pro shop in the west end of the Hotel Park City. There you can rent equipment, get lessons or just use the track they maintain that goes around the golf course and all the way out to the Catholic Church past the white barn. If you have your own equipment, the Rail Trail, Willow Creek, and Round Valley areas are free of charge and have nice, groomed trails for skating or classic styles. Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah also has full service cross country skiing facilities and is where all of the Olympic Nordic events were held if you want to make the 30 minutes drive from Park City.
Snowmobiling: There are many outfits for snowmobiling, and most are out of town towards Heber City or Kamas.
Ice Skating: The Park City Ice Arena is located off of highway 248 or Kearns Boulevard. Check out their website or call for public skating sessions, drop-in hockey and other activities. There is also an ice rink at The Resort Center area of Park City Mountain that is open during the winter for public skating.
Tubing: Gorgoza Park is operated by Park City Mountain Resort and is located out towards Kimbal Junction. Soldier Hollow also offers tubing in Midway.
Bobsledding/ Skeleton: Go to the Utah Winter Sports park and you can ride the same track that the Olympians did back in 2002.
Other Summer Activities:
Golf: Park City is rapidly becoming a golfer’s paradise. Within 30 minutes of town there are about 14 courses and one more in the making, and the public golf in Utah is really reasonable. Most courses are less than $60 with a cart for 18 holes.Salt Lake isn’t that far away either with a bunch more to choose from. Playing at altitude can be fun since the ball goes about 10% further due to our thin air!
The public course in town, Park City Golf Club (435) 615-5800 is fantastic. Soldier Hollow (435) 654-7442 and Wasatch Mountain (435) 654-1352 are over in Midway, Utah and just down the canyon is Mountain Dell, all have 36 holes. Also open to public over in Midway is Homestead Resort. Promontory Ranch has 36 holes, a Pete Dye course open to public play and a Jack Nicholas course that is private for its members. Victory Ranch opened its doors to the public recently and is $150 a round.
Hiking: All trails in Park City are available for hiking. Recommended hiking trails in town are Iron Canyon and Armstrong, and for a 45 minute drive down Provo Canyon, Stewart Falls at Sundance Resort is well worth the effort.
Boating & Water Skiing: Within 15 – 20 minutes, Jordanelle State Park, Rockport, and Deer Creek are reservoirs for day use and Jordanelle has camping options. Jordanelle and Deer Creek both have marinas with boat rentals available.
Scenic Drives: If hiking and biking isn’t your thing or you just need a break to recover, hop in the car and check out Mirror Lake Highway out towards Kamas or Guardsman Pass Road either over to Midway or down to Salt Lake. Both are great drives with spectacular views, especially in the fall when the colors are changing.
National Parks: Utah is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and some of the most diverse scenery. You may recognize southern Utah from many movies such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. You wouldn’t believe Moab is only 4 hours from Park City! Within about a 5 hour radius from Park City, there are the following National Parks and monuments: Timpanogas Caves, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce canyon, Capital Reef, Cedar Breaks, Zion’s, Rainbow Arch, Glen Canyon, Yellowstone, and Tetons.