Park City is known as a historic mining town, nestled into a valley with overlooking mountains. These mountains hide other treasures as well, including mountain towns, miles of national forests, lakes, waterfalls and more.
Take some time to explore the area around Park City. Truly, it's worth the effort.
- Park City
Snowboarders and skiers both flock to this mountain, with its large terrain terrain parks, groomed runs and busy nightlife for the youngster in everyone.
The largest ski resort in Utah is a perfect choice for those who want a little bit of everything. The eight peaks offer enough variety for an entire season worth of skiing.
- Deer Valley
Come to the place where the New York elite and Hollywood stars rub elbows and tackle the intermediate slopes. The runs are manicured and the service is impeccable.
The tram drops you off at the top, and be ready. The terrain is challenging, with 3,000 vertical feet of steeps, trees and moguls.
Bring your vintage gear to fit in with this old-school resort. Think twice about that, though, as the backcountry access is calling, waiting to catch unprepared skiers.
Sundance is half ski resort, half art community. Come for the summer hiking, the winter snow or the famous Sundance Film Festival in January; all options are sure-fire winners.
Close and convenient to town and Salt Lake City, this ski resort is known as a locals' hill, particularly for the snowboarders who take to the cliffs, trees and powder stashes with unbridled enthusiasm.
- Uinta National Forest
Home to Provo and American Fork Canyons, this area is located on the southern end of the Wasatch Front. Salt Lake locals and visitors come here for the gorgeous hikes with panoramic views of Mount Timpanogos.
- Wasatch / Cache National Forest
Along with most of Utah's ski resorts, seven Wilderness Areas are located within these parks' boundaries. It's no wonder, because the land stretches from the area near Salt Lake City to the high Uinta Mountains and all the way north to the Idaho border.
- Timpanogos Cave National Monument
High on the list of Park City attractions, this cave has three separate caverns in the American Fork Canyon, featuring hundreds of helictites, which are intricate and delicate cousins of the more commonly-known stalactites.
- Wasatch Mountain State Park
Soldier Hollow is the most frequented part of this park, with two golf courses, cross country skiing and trails for ATV and snowmobile use. In addition, there are also numerous hiking trails through the surrounding mountains and lakes.
- Deer Creek State Park & Reservoir
Head to Deer Creek Reservoir for all things water. Sailing, wind surfing, swimming, and fishing are just some of the options, while there's hiking and camping for landlubbers.
- Jordanelle State Park & Reservoir
Two separate areas make this lake perfect for everyone. Hailstone is used by the boaters and fishermen, while Rock Cliff caters to those who might want to explore the hiking trails and nature center.
- Bridal Veil Falls
As the former sight of the world's steepest tram, the 607-foot double cataract creates an impressive sight, easily viewed from the upper parking lot or the 15-minute trail to the falls.
- Cascade Springs
Just 27 miles south of Park City, the deep pools of rushing water are perfect for cooling off visitors in the summer heat after they have tackled the hikes and nature trails of the area.
- Historic Downtown District
Just walking around the streets of Park City is a trip through time. The Park City tourism industry was founded with solid roots in mining and maintains that historical style, with original storefronts still in use, although spruced up.
- Alf Engen Ski Museum
Located in the Utah Olympic Park, this museums houses the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame and showcases equipment from the 2002 Winter Olympics held at that very site.
- Heber Valley Railroad
Ride a steam engine from Heber City to Soldier Hollow, following the original tracks that are now over 100 years old. Though only 16 miles in length, this is a scenic and educational trip through the history of the area.
- Park City Museum
Located right on Main St. in Park City, this museum has an original stagecoach to climb up as well as an exhibit recreating the underground lives that the early miners lead in the Silver King Mine.
- Kimball Art Center
With one of the longest-running art festivals in Utah, this gallery showcases Utah's best artists, as well nationally-recognized figures in the art world. Take some time to appreciate and support this long-standing Park City institution.
- Historic Temple Square
While in Salt Lake City, schedule a few hours to walk around the Historic Temple Square. This is the center of the Mormon Church, with the Salt Lake Temple, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and their world-renowned genealogy facilities.
- Alpine Scenic Loop
If you're going to visit the Park City, Utah attractions, make the trip a beautiful one along the 27 miles of canyons and mountains around Sundance Resort, including views of Mount Timpanogos and Cascade Springs.
- Provo Canyon Scenic Byway
Heading past the famous Bridal Veil Falls and Soldier Hollow, the trip up the canyon is the definition of a scenic byway, with moose, elk, whitewater rafters and fisherman to prove it.
- Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
This is a must-do in Park City, Utah tourism brochures; entering into Wasatch National Forest, the half-day trip passes beautiful lakes among the forested mountains east of Kamas.