Without hesitation, Heidi said, "I came for the winters and stayed for the summers." That sums up what most of the Park City year-round residents say, and opens the door for summer visitors to come out to Park City and enjoy the many summer activities, take in the mountain air and relax in the evening at one of over 100 dining establishments.
While there are many family-oriented activities in and around Park City and its three world-class ski resorts, there are also strenuous hiking and mountain biking venues and trails that will keep the edge on for those looking to push themselves.
What really amazes me about Park City in summer is the extent of the activities from swimming, sailing, kayaking, fishing, and stand-up-paddling on the nearby lakes and reservoirs to the extensive and well-marked trail systems. All three resorts, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons run chairlift rides for sightseeing and access to hiking and biking.
Concerts, special events, the Canyons Farmers' Market and Park City's Silly Sunday Market run all summer long, and prices at Park City's famous hotels are also in summer mode.
When you are looking to get away this summer, remember that Park City, Utah is one of America's most accessible mountain recreation destinations, located only 36 miles from the Salt Lake International Airport. With its wide range of summer activities, events, arts and entertainment, spas and dining options, Park City offers something for everyone. Here's a little tour of why I come for the winter and stay for the summer.