The Perfect Week
The Perfect Week
Although it is best known for its winter activities, Park City also offers an endless array of summer fun based on cultural events and mountain adventure. Spend the “Perfect Week in Park City” while staying at Canyons resort and you will not want to return home. Click here for a downloadable pdf of the information below.
Start your week by exploring Canyons’ extensive trail system. Rent a mountain bike and purchase a gondola pass from Canyon Mountain Sports in the Resort Village then head to our mid-mountain trailhead. You can also hit the new bike park located at the top of Red Pine Gondola. Keep your eyes peeled for red-tailed hawks, marmots and the occasional moose. Wrap-up your afternoon with a late lunch on the deck at Red Tail Grill in the Resort Village. Take the opportunity to use Park City Transit System’s free shuttle bus and head into the Old Town Historic District. Peruse the dozens of shops, boutiques and art galleries lining Main Street. Be sure to also visit the Park City Museum for an interactive glimpse at the area’s silver mining past. Now that you’ve worked-up a healthy appetite, choose from one of Main Street’s dozens of restaurants serving endless varieties of cuisine.
Any number of excursions can be arranged by contacting Canyons’ on-site outfitter, All Season Adventures 435.649.9619. Experienced guides can help you enjoy Utah’s great outdoors with rafting on the Weber River, horseback riding in Midway, fly fishing the Blue Ribbon Provo River or by taking a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon ride. After a full day of mountain adventure, head back to Canyons Resort and enjoy an amazing dinner at The Farm restaurant inside the Resort Village, featuring local farm-to-table cuisine sourced largely from within 200 miles of the area. After Dinner, enjoy a twilight round of putting on Canyons’ Family Putting Course located in the Resort Village, this putting course features 18 illuminated holes.
Start the morning with a healthy breakfast at Slopes, located at the Waldorf Astoria Park City. Check the local pulse by browsing the Park City Farmers’ Market, held every Wednesday at Canyons, from noon to 6:00 p.m. in the Cabriolet parking lot. At the market you can grab a quick lunch and pick up local produce, flowers, baked goods, and artisan crafts. Round up a blanket, wine and cheese and be prepared for an exciting evening. Deer Valley Resort offers a free Wednesday Night Concert Series held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Be sure to arrive early to get a good spot on the hill and enjoy featured local artists. If you still have some energy left, head back to Main Street for a late dinner or a night-cap.
Sleep in and enjoy a light breakfast at First Tracks Café, located in the Grand Summit Hotel. Depending on your mood, either head to one of the many local public golf courses for a round of mountain golf (yes, your ball does go farther at this altitude) or getting pampered at the spa. Located on the resort are the Waldorf Astoria Spa, Park City and the Canyons Resort Spa & Health Club, with a wide range of treatments and therapies designed to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. In the afternoon, be sure to visit the Tanger Outlet Center or the shops located at Redstone Center near Kimball Junction and Shop ‘til you drop. Grab an early dinner at one of the many eateries located in the Redstone/Newpark area, or take one to go and enjoy a free Newpark Outdoor Concert, Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. After dinner, take a short hike up Holly’s Trail from the base of the Resort Village and watch the stars come out over the Wasatch Mountains.
If you’re a thrill seeker, you need to ride the year-round Zip Tour Adventures that traverse more than 2,100 feet across a deep gorge starting from Lookout Cabin, located at mid-mountain and land on a knoll just below the Mid Mountain trail. While on the mountain, go for a quick hike off High Meadow lift and check out the 20 million gallon mid-mountain reservoir, where you can try out Pedal Boating or Fishing. Our mid-mountain reservoir is stocked with 500 Tiger trout, nearly three dozen of which are trophy size. (Rent pedal boats and fishing poles from Canyon Mountain Sports. If you bring your own pole, use barbless hooks and lures. Live bait prohibited.) Sorry you won’t be able to eat the trout, the mid mountain reservoir is catch and release only. However, at the top of the gondola is located the Red Pine Lodge, a perfect place to relax and grab a bite to eat.
Start your day by heading to the Utah Olympic Park and exploring one of the featured venues of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Walk through the Alf Engen Ski Museum and the George Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. Take a guided tour of the Olympic Nordic Jumps, Bobsled Track and Freestyle Training Pool. Sign-up to take a 70 mph ride on the Comet Bobsled or take a ride on the Alpine Slide. Once you’ve had your fill at the park, head back to Canyons for our Saturday Concert Series in the Resort Village from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket, picnic basket and your favorite beverages and enjoy the concert.
Believe it or not, there is still a lot to do at Canyons Resort and in Park City… start your Sunday off with a hike or a mountain bike ride on one of the hundreds of miles of trails in the Park City area. Just visit the Mountain Trails website to get more information on individual trailhead locations and maps to the surrounding areas. After that, head back to Historic Main Street in Downtown Park City for the Park Silly Sunday Market. Located on lower Main Street you’ll find a festive atmosphere with a selection of local arts / crafts, food vendors, live music and local produce. The market runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Sunday. After that, make your way back to Canyons Resort and have a relaxing dinner at Slopes at Waldorf Astoria Park City, which serves up delectable culinary delights.
One of the great things about a trip to Canyons Resort and Park City is its proximity to so many great day-trips. Here are some suggestions:
• Uinta Mountains / Mirror Lake Highway: It only takes about 20 minutes to get to the town of Kamas, the gateway to the Uinta Mountains and the start of the Mirror Lake Highway. As you follow the highway up, you’ll find dozens of scenic turn-outs, trailheads and lakes to explore. About half-way up, make sure you stop at Provo Falls and take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful mountain river. Further up, you’ll reach the Bald Mountain Pass at 10,600 feet. From there you’ll be able to see Mirror Lake. The lake is a perfect location to have a picnic or spend some time fishing for Rainbow Trout.
• Provo Canyon / Bridal Veil Falls: This day-trip takes you past the Jordanelle Reservoir and through the town of Heber, Utah. From there, you’ll have some great views of the Timpanogos Mountains and you’ll follow the winding road around Deer Creek Reservoir to the mouth of the Provo Canyon. As you pass through this spectacular canyon, you’ll see a turn-off to Sundance and the Alpine Loop that takes you high into Uinta National Forest. As you proceed down Provo Canyon you’ll come to Bridal Veil Falls. This is a great location to have a picnic and to spend some time hiking the trails around the falls.
• Salt Lake City / Downtown: If you need a break from the mountains, you can always spend the day exploring Salt Lake City. You’ll find plenty to do in the downtown area, including the Clark Planetarium, Hogle Zoo, Red Butte Gardens, Temple Square, Gateway Center and dozens of museums, restaurants, local attractions and sporting events.
We hope this overview has given you some great ideas on just how much there is to do here at Canyons Resort and in Park City This Summer! For more information on all of these activities and much more, we suggest you visit the Park City Chamber of Commerce / Convention & Visitors Bureau web site at http://www.visitparkcity.com/