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Park City is the Perfect Place to Enjoy an Active Summer

July 10, 2023

Park City may have built a reputation as a winter wonderland, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have just as much to offer in the summer! As the snow clears out, the trails open up, and nature comes to life, you’ll discover a whole other side to the magical mountain town. While winter is ideal for snow sports, summer gives you the chance to have exciting adventures throughout Park City’s many beautiful parks. You can hike, bike, and climb all through the season! But with so many parks, how can you decide where to begin? We’ve curated a list of can’t-miss parks and trails around town so that you can have the best, most adventurous summer ever!


Bonanza Flat Conservation Area 

Bonanza Flat Conservation Area is small but mighty. It consists of approximately 1500 acres of undeveloped backcountry land, tucked away in the upper elevations of the Wasatch Mountains. It overlooks magnificent alpine meadows and lakes. 

There are a lot of hiking trails that traverse this superb space. We recommend… 

For more trails in Bonanza Flat Conservation Area, visit their AllTrails page


Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest

Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest covers 2.2 million acres of land in northern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. This spectacular national forest is one of the most heavily visited forests in the nation. It is worth visiting- whether you want to immerse yourself in the landscape by hiking or you want to sit back and cruise one of the scenic byways. 

If you’re based in Park City, then you’ll want to check out these hikes…

As for scenic byways- the most convenient drive for Park City visitors is Mirror Lake Scenic Byway. This drive winds through farm and ranch lands to heavily forested, mountain terrain, accented along the way by meadows and rugged peaks. It is recommended that you allow around two hours for this 65 mile drive. 

To view other trails in the national forest, visit the AllTrails page


Deer Valley Resort 

Deer Valley Resort is a wonderful vacation destination no matter the season. We love how, once the weather warms up, you can explore the same trails you skied down in the winter on foot! You’ll love seeing the area around Bald Mountain all green and fresh. 

The best thing to do at Deer Valley Resort, in our opinion, is to hike Bald Mountain. There are a few ways that you can do it. The three options include… 

Pick the option that sounds best to you! No matter how you do it, you’re sure to enjoy it. 

Greater Park City 

One thing’s for sure- when you visit Park City, you’ll have no shortage of trail options. The city of Park City has its own trail system, which adds to the list of amazing local hiking options. They offer hikes for adventurers of all skill levels! The top-rated trails in the system include… 

Information on other options in the trail system can be viewed on AllTrails

Do you have a favorite park or outdoors space to visit during the summer in Park City? Share it with us in the comments!

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