Park City was established in 1868 when silver and lead were discovered in the area. It quickly grew into a bustling mining town, and by 1900 it had over 8,000 inhabitants. In the early 1930s, skiing became popular in Park City and resorts such as Deer Valley Resort were founded. The city has since become one of the most popular ski resort destinations in Utah, and in the United States, hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics and multiple major annual winter sports events.
Places of interest
The Uintas are the highest mountain range in Utah, located east of Park City. With peaks that reach up to 13,500 ft and vast valleys, this area provides plenty of opportunities for adventurers to explore nature. Hiking trails meander through the forest and alpine lakes provide a perfect place for activities such as fishing, hiking and picnicking. During the winter when the Unitas receive a great deal of snow, activities like snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are the perfect activities to take part in.
Utah Olympic park
The Utah Olympic Park is an incredible place to visit and experience the history of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The park offers a variety of activities, including ski jumping, luge, bobsleigh, skeleton and more. You can even take a guided tour through the facility and watch athletes practice in preparation for upcoming events.
Alpine Slides | Coaster
If you’re looking for a thrilling ride, look no further than Alpine Slides and Coaster at Park City Mountain Resort. This luge-style track takes riders through hairpin turns and is suitable for all ages. They are perfect for getting that adrenaline rush and experiencing the scenery and views that Park City has to offer.
Park City is home to some of the best ski resorts in the country. With over 8,000 acres of terrain and multiple terrain parks, Park City is ideal for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. The famous Deer Valley Resort, which hosted competitions during the 2002 Winter Olympics, offers groomed trails and unparalleled views. Woodward action sport campus is just outside of Park City and has a variety of winter sport activities that include skiing and snowboarding. And if you’re looking for a bit of excitement, the Park City Mountain Resort is home to one of the largest terrain parks in North America.
Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley boasts some of the best skiing in the state, over 100 runs and 20 lifts. Summer at Deer Valley boasts hiking, mountain biking, scenic chair lifts, concerts, and festivals.
Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort is the largest ski resort in the United States. This ski resort is alive all year long with outdoor fun for all. Enjoy summer at Park City Mountain Resort hiking, mountain biking, or a thrilling adventure on the Mountain Coaster or Alpine Slide
Woodward action sport campus is just outside of Park City. Woodward hosts a variety of winter sport activities as well as many for the summer. Winter activities include skiing and snowboarding. In the summer guests can enjoy skateboarding, scootering, BMX riding, mountain biking, parkour, and more.
Things to do
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Hot air balloon rides are a great way to explore Park City from the skies. These peaceful, gentle rides provide stunning views of the surrounding area and mountains. You’ll get to experience breathtaking sunrises, views of wildlife, and a unique perspective of the city that can only be achieved from up above. You'll be able to experience the Kamas Valley, the Wasatch Mountains and downtown Park City like you've never seen them before.
Horseback riding is a popular activity in the Park City area. Horses are a perfect way to experience this stunning outdoor haven, there are so many trails. Mountains, and scenic areas to explore.
Park City has some of the best mountain biking trails in the country. From easy single-track trails to more challenging downhill runs, there is something for everyone. Canyons bike park offers over 70 miles of trails with features and jumps specifically built for mountain bikers. With miles of trails in the area, you’ll never run out of places to explore.