When people hear the name of the small mountain town of Park City, Utah, most people associate it with its abundance of winter activities. Park City is home to three world-class ski resorts known around the world as some of the best available. It also hosted many of the events in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and the Olympic Park is still a site for events like skiing competitions and bobsledding. During the early part of the year, also the site of the largest and most prestigious independent film festival in the United States. Although, Park City is a haven for winter sports, its abundance of amazing outdoor activities is sometimes overlooked. Outdoor enthusiasts will find something to enjoy year-round in Park City, including biking, hiking, fishing, golf, etc.
Although the resorts are crowded with snowboarders and skiers during the winter months, the summer months are more likely to be filled with avid bikers. With over 150 miles of trails in the hills around Park City, bikers and even hikers will find something to enjoy. For mountain bikers who enjoy a nice leisurely cross-country trail, the hills have several easy, moderate, and technical trails for all skill levels. For adventurous riders who prefer a technical downhill or freestyle single-track, boasts some of the best trails in the nation. There are even options for bikers who prefer BMX or jumping. Has a Dirt Jump Park that offers thrills for riders of every skill level. During the summer months, courses are offered for riders who want to improve their skills.
Another great outdoor activity is fishing. With its proximity to both the Provo and Weber rivers, Park City is an ideal location for anglers. The Provo River is a blue ribbon trout stream, rated as one of the best in the United States. Its high volume of fish per mile makes it a great location for trophy brown trout and other trout species. Is also close to two great flatwater areas, the Jordanelle and Strawberry Reservoirs.
Another reason outdoor enthusiasts flock to Park City is its reputation as the golf mecca of Utah. With some world-class golf courses designed by legends like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Mark O'Meara, the golf options in this beautiful town are near limitless. Golfers can find just about any terrain of their choice.
With so many options for summer adventure, it is no wonder that so many people consider their summer destination of choice and why so many outdoor enthusiasts have decided to call Park City their home.