Park City is a world-class ski destination and the home of the famed Sundance Film Festival. It is a small, enigmatic town tucked in a quiet vale beneath towering alpine mountains. The town hosts the world’s most prominent ski resorts and schools that receive droves of local and international travelers every winter.
But when the ice and snow begin to melt, a different side of Park City comes into view. The town offers many activities and adventures for all seasons, especially in the summer, when the rivers swell and the mountain trails resurface. Alas, here are some of the best ways to enjoy Park City in the summer.
Exploring Park City’s scenic landscapes on horseback is just as raw and exciting as skiing and snowboarding down the fall line. You will get the rare chance of experiencing Utah’s most scenic country trails, on board the most enigmatic creatures of the land.
Taking horseback riding tours is your best chance at accessing the best trails and locations in Park City, as most of the land are privately-owned. If you wish to see Canyons Village, Red Pine Adventures provides guided tours on the most secluded mountain and river trails, away from tourist traffic.
Mountain Biking and Hiking
Other fun ways to take the trail is through mountain biking and hiking. Park City features stunning hiking trails and mountain bike options for all ages and abilities. From tree-lined paved routes to single track trails and downhill terrains, hikers and bikers can never get enough of this country.
River Trekking and Fishing
Summer in Park City means rivers and streams are swelling up. It’s the perfect time to get wet and wild and go on a one-of-a-kind fly fishing excursion. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned fly fisher, you will surely have a great time on the river. Plus, you can have side trips or go rafting instead if fishing is not your thing.
Outdoor Cultural Events
Park City is up and about all year round. But summer is the only time you will witness a seemingly infinite series of outdoor concerts, summer festivals and culinary and market events. Apart from sports and recreation, the town is also a cultural and entertainment hotspot, which makes it a perfect home for the Sundance Film Festival. The city comes alive with a host of festivals and outdoor activities to just sit down by the fire, listen to good music, and eat great food.
The town has a storied past that gives it character and attracts so many tourists from all over the world. Due to world-class ski amenities, the town can get expensive during the winter. So if you’re dying to go on a unique adventure on a budget, head down to Park City this summer.