Traveling to Park City and want to bring the kids along? Here is a quick guide to activities in Park City that the whole family can enjoy.
Park City is surrounded by a wide variety of hiking trails that will welcome hikers of any age and experience level. You’ll find trails that run throughout the area ski resorts, through town, and around Park City’s outskirts. Some of the easier, more family-friendly trails around Park City include Beaver Creek Trail, Lake Side Trails, Rail Trail, and Red Pine Loop.
The many trails throughout and surrounding Park City also offer ample opportunity for you and your family to try mountain biking—and enjoy beautiful scenery along the way.
Park Silly Sunday Market
If you happen to be traveling to Park City during the summer, you won’t want to miss the Park Silly Sunday Market that happens every Sunday through the end of September. It offers fund and entertainment for the whole family, including arts, crafts, music and performance art, one-of-a-kind foods, and fresh farmers market produce.
The Kimball Art Center in Park City offers classes throughout the summer that will bring out the creative side of kids as young as 18 months in age. Your children will develop fine motor skills and experiment with color, patterns, and texture while exercising their imagination.
At over 3,000 feet in length, Alpine Slide at Park City Mountain Resort is one of the longest slides in the world. It features a luge-like track, with sleds that allow you to control your speed as you twist and turn down the track. Alpine Slide actually offers four tracks to choose from, so that you can experience a new ride every time. You must be at least 48 inches in height to drive your own slide, though children who are at least 2 years old and who are under 48 inches in height can ride with a responsible driver. Alpine Slide is generally open from late May to mid- to late October.
Young children can learn to ski remarkably well, and this probably has to do with their having a lower center of gravity. Children also tend to be more fearless, more teachable, and more nimble when they are younger. Consider bringing your kids with you on your next ski trip to Park City and enrolling them in ski lessons that will get them on the slopes in no time.