Park City and the Southern Wasatch: Places to Explore


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Park City

Park City and the surrounding area hosted the lion's share of skiing and sliding events during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and the excited spirit of the Games is still evident around town. Visitors often enjoy activities at the Utah Olympic Park or simply taking candid photos at various memorable skiing venues.

Park City also serves as an excellent base camp for summer activities. Hiking trails are plentiful. A scenic drive over Guardsman Pass (via a partially dirt road that's passable for most vehicles) provides incredible mountain vistas. There are some acclaimed golf greens, hot-air ballooning is popular, and mountain bikers find the ski slopes and old mining roads truly exceptional pedaling. With so much to offer both summer and winter visitors, the town has three resorts, each with its own scene.

All three Park City ski resorts consistently earn high skier-snowboarder rankings. While Park City Mountain Resort is known for its central location and historic atmosphere, Deer Valley is in a peaceful spot at the edge of town and is renowned for its creature comforts. The Canyons is a rapidly growing destination resort north of town. Park City's free shuttle-bus system serves the three resorts.

Park City at a Glance

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