The mountains we flock to ski in the winter months transform into a playground in the summertime. Everything from hiking, cycling, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, lake swims, scenic chairlift rides, and enjoying local beers on warm patios is here and ready to greet you with open arms. Here are our top 4 things to do in the summer in Park City.
Every Sunday from June to September, Park City’s open-air market, Park Silly, lines both sides of the Historic Main Street with tents and stalls offering the area’s best art, music, food, and local goods. This market (and the perfect Sunday Funday activity) is a community favorite and supports non-profits, local artists and performers, green initiatives, farmers, and small businesses.
The mountains we ski in the winter become hundreds of miles of well-maintained trails to explore. Park City was one of the first ride centers worldwide to earn gold-level status from the International Mountain Bicycling Association with over 450 miles of singletrack terrain. If hiking is your thing – Park City offers easy access from just about every neighborhood, and the interconnected trails mean you can get away from it all, deep in the mountains but still walk to lunch or “apres-hike” from the trailhead.
If you’re thrilled by the rush of the river and the scenery of a mountain canyon, this is the place to be if you’re seeking a big catch. Park City offers blue-ribbon fisheries on the Provo and Canyon Rivers – it’s nothing short of legendary.
Enjoy an heart-pumping adventure with friends and family rafting the class 2 rapids on the Weber River. If rafting isn’t your thing – head to the nearby Lake Jordanelle or one of the local swimming holes to paddle board or for a dip in the lake to cool off from the summer sun.