Commonly known as a winter destination, Park City is also a thriving place for summertime fun. Full of patios, hiking trails, lakes, mountain biking areas and so much more, Park City proves that some mountain towns provide fun year-round. Whether you're looking to get outside and view the alpine town from great heights or explore the unique foodie scene, Park City has a summer attraction for everyone.
Park City Mountain activities
Photo: Park City Alpine Coaster
Park City Mountain is more than just a winter destination, but it's also the perfect getaway for families during the summer months. With activities like chairlift rides, the alpine slide, alpine coaster and zipline, there is something to keep the whole family entertained.
The alpine side has been a Park City staple for years, and continues to bring in both locals and visitors year after year. As one of the longest alpine slides in the world at 3,000 feet, riders can choose from four tracks, each offering a different experience as you slide down the luge-like track. The alpine coaster is one of Park City's more recent attractions, and serves as the largest Alpine Coaster in Utah. The elevated track winds you through more than a mile of loops, reaching speeds of up to 30 mph, but also allows riders to control their speed using a hand-held break. Guests that are more interested in a view will love the zipline. Park City's ZipRider™ will propel you 110 feet above Park City Mountain's ski runs at speeds of up to 45 mph.
Photo: Park City alpine slide
Photo: Park City ZipRider™
High West Distillery & Saloon
The High West Saloon located on Park Avenue, one street over from Main Street, is a local hotspot and visitor favorite. Opening in 2006, High West Saloon is a branch of High West Distillery, located in Wanship, just 20 minutes outside Park City. The distillery offers tastings and tours Wed-Sun, and now offers Sunday brunch. The saloon in Park City offers outdoor patio seating, a traditional Old West bar area, and dining room. Local favorites include the High West whiskey and vodka drinks, the pretzel and beer cheese appetizer and the High West burger and mac and cheese. High West prides itself on being the first ski-in, gastro-distillery in the world.
Photo: High West Saloon
Born in 1986 by Greg Schirf, Wasatch Brewery was the first in Utah, and one of the first craft breweries in the U.S. The first Wasatch brewpub opened in 1988 at the top of Park City's Main Street after Schirf proposed a bill to the Utah Legislature, making brewpubs legal in Utah. 28 years later Wasatch has a second location in the hip Salt Lake neighborhood of Sugarhouse, and remains a favorite among Park City locals. Guests will love the patio seating, world-class brews and delicious menu of pub and comfort-inspired eats.
Park Silly Sunday Market
Photo: Park Silly Sunday Market
A summer staple on Main Street since 2006, the Park Silly Sunday Market began as a way to draw more attention to Historic Main Street during a bad economy. Since then, the eco-friendly and open-air market has grown from 40 vendors to over 200, features over 100 bands per year and served over 196,000 people in 2016. The market takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 4-September 17.
Built for the 2002 Winter Olympics, Utah Olympic Park is still a major attraction located just outside Park City. The 400-acre venue features one of only four sliding tracks in North America, six Nordic ski jumps, a 2002 Winter Games museum, a zipline, and a number of other activities including bobsled and luge. During the summer visitors can tube down one of the Nordic ski jumps, which is covered with Astroturf, fly down the zipline, embark on one of the ropes courses and watch ski jumps train by landing in a large pool.
Photo: Utah Olympic Park
Deer Valley Music Festival
Photo: Deer Valley Music Festival
The Deer Valley Music Festival is home to the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera during the summer. Entering their 13th season, the music festival lasts from July to August, and brings in famous musicians and vocalists from around the world. This year specials guests include The Beach Boys, Patti Austin singing Ella Fitzgerald and a special showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with live symphony accompaniment. The concerts are held on the slopes of Deer Valley using the Deer Valley Amphitheater and St. Mary's Church.