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Park City is a little different than the rest of Utah, and it's always been that way. It was founded by miners rather than religious seekers, and it's easy to imagine the Main Street gulch lined with Old West bars and brothels. Nowadays, Main Street is still a reliable place to get a drink, but it's an even better place to get a facial, shop for Western-style furnishings, or meet the local real estate agents.

Although PC built its reputation as a ski destination, the three local resorts keep summertime visitors plenty active. Park City Mountain Resort, just uphill from Main Street, has a full program of activities such as ...

Park City is a little different than the rest of Utah, and it's always been that way. It was founded by miners rather than religious seekers, and it's easy to imagine the Main Street gulch lined with Old West bars and brothels. Nowadays, Main Street is still a reliable place to get a drink, but it's an even better place to get a facial, shop for Western-style furnishings, or meet the local real estate agents.

Although PC built its reputation as a ski destination, the three local resorts keep summertime visitors plenty active. Park City Mountain Resort, just uphill from Main Street, has a full program of activities such as zipline rides, an alpine slide, and lift-assisted mountain biking and hiking. The scene is a little more restrained at Deer Valley and The Canyons, where the focus is on biking, hiking, and disc golf. However, right next door to The Canyons, visitors to the Utah Olympic Park can ride 70 mph on a bobsled. During the summer, bicyclists will find plenty of trails aside from those at the resorts; PC is a great place for both road and mountain biking.

Judy Jewell
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Judy Jewell and W.C. McRae are frequent collaborators: together they have written Moon Handbooks to Montana, Utah, and Zion-Bryce and updated the Moon Handbooks to Oregon and Coastal Oregon. Judy wrote the Compass American Guide to Oregon.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: Park City is a town in Summit and Wasatch counties in the U.S. state of Utah, 30 miles from Salt Lake City.
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  • Best Time to Visit:

    Summer is great, and cooler than down in SLC. Town is sleepy is spring and fall.