The end of the winter season doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a wealth of things to do in Park City; there are a myriad of fun activities to keep you and your family occupied over the course of your stay during the months before summer heat sets in. Read on for a taste of the what you can make a part of your trip to Park City this spring.
It’s best to wait until May to start your major Park City hiking since the summer hiking season generally runs from May through October. Hikes in Park City will give you breathtaking views of the Wasatch Mountains, high elevations of up to 10,000 feet, and 350-plus miles of hiking in nearby and surrounding areas.
As with hiking, Park City and the surrounding areas offer an almost endless supply of trails for your adventures starting in May. Park City’s Mountain Trails Foundation even offers an interactive map for those wanting to check the conditions of the various trails in the area, detailing whether they are paved, what difficulty level they offer, and how they connect with one another. Avid mountain bicyclists will especially enjoy that Park City is the only IMBA designated Gold Level Ride Center, offering some of the best trails for mountain biking in the world.
Scoping Out Wildlife
When you’re not out on the trails, Park City’s nearby Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter offers 1,200 acres of refuge for local wildlife and a 10,000-square-foot building dedicated to fostering an appreciation for nature. The facility offers guided nature walks as well as self-guided tours of the Preserve, making it a must-visit spot for budding photographers, to be sure.
Park City happens to offer some of the finest dining in the region, with over a hundred restaurant and bar options to choose from. From sushi and Mexican to 4-star restaurants and French inspired bakeries, Park City has cuisine to please any palette. Guests to Park City can also take a guided food tour, getting a quick overview of the city’s history and a well-rounded culinary sampling of what the city has to offer.
When it’s time to pick out a souvenir from your stay in Park City, you’ll have a plethora of shopping options to choose from. Shoppers can get authentic Western apparel or beautiful gemstones from a local shop, or they can visit the outlets to get major discounts on designer labels.