You may think of Park City as a winter destination, but the area is brimming with summer activities. With warmer weather, a new type of adventure can be had in the mountain air, from ziplining and golfing to hiking, biking and even strolling through the Park Silly Sunday Market. Hop on a trolley, or take to the town by foot. Here are seven activities we recommend for the whole family.
Park City offers a variety of trails for all skill levels. Take the Crescent Hi-Speed Quad or PayDay Lift up the mountain, and then check out a trail map at the ticket window.
Whether you are looking for a long, arduous day of hiking, or something easygoing that the kids will also enjoy, you can find an option fit for your needs. If you’re more interested in biking, you can rent bikes at numerous shops around town and near the Park City Mountain base area. Adventurous Park City visitors may want to try the Bike Park to ride the trail system.
Head to this open-air market and street festival during the summer in Park City, and you’ll find more than just a farmers market! Enjoy performance art and music, shop for regional arts, crafts and antiques and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables as well as gourmet food for sale. Bring cash, as many of the vendors do not accept credit cards.
Park Sunday Silly Market. Photo by Tom Kelly, Flickr.
If the adults want to go off for a day on their own, and the kids are craving and adventure all to themselves, Little Adventures Children’s Center hosts programs for kids as young as 6 weeks and as old as 12 years. Activities include arts and crafts, gondola rides, field trips, nature hikes and games. Book in advance, as reservations are required.
And if Adventure Camp didn’t satisfy your youngsters, the Adventure Zone is a playground with a spider slide, a climbing web, boulders and a climbing wall.
Try riding Flying Eagle, a zipline that starts and ends at the same spot, which means you can glide down the zipline as many times as you desire! If you really want to fly high and take in some spectacular views, try the Lookout Zip Line, which hangs between Lookout Peak and Red Pine Lodge. As you glide across the 2,111-foot line, make sure to look out at your gorgeous surroundings.
Love roller coasters? Then don’t miss going for a ride on the Alpine Coaster. You and your family will soar through the mountainous backdrop at up to 30 miles per hour on this elevated track.
During the summer, travelers can golf at the 18-hole Canyons Golf Course. This 6,000-yard par-69 course affords golfers incredible views of the Uinta and Wasatch Mountains and their surrounding valleys. But that’s not all: Park City also offers mini-golf. Take in mountain views with a short 45-minute game of putt-putt. Or, head over to the 18-hole Family Putting Course at Canyons Village.
*Trolley photo by Orin Blomburg, Flickr.
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