Just beyond Victory Ranch, and the full calendar of summer activities hosted within our gates, lies a mountain town brimming with action. Renowned the world over for its powdery ski runs, Park City is, to some, a winter resort—but locals and summer-regulars know better. As summer heats up on a vibrant and varied terrain, and the social calendar commences, Park City becomes a summer playground for all ages.
Park City Summer for Adults
Embrace those festive summer vibes alongside family and friends with Park City’s annual July 4th celebration. After a parade on Main Street, enjoy a Barbecue & Beer Garden, three live musical acts and finally, a fireworks display that puts the rest to shame.
Canyons Village is a guest-centric hub of commerce and recreation located at the base of Park City Mountain. Featuring award-winning restaurants, a luxurious spa, shops, and a Wednesday farmer’s market, this is a must-visit summer destination.
Hot Air Ballooning
Get a rare bird’s-eye view of Park City in a colorful hot air balloon. Take Skywalker Balloon Company’s dreamy sunrise flight or a romantic 2-passenger ride above the Wasatch Range with Park City Balloon Adventures.
Adventure-seekers can fly over tree tops 110 feet above Park City at their very own exhilarating zipline course. Race your friends on the ZipRider or take a ride on the Flying Eagle, a thrilling 2-person ride that reaches speeds up to 45 mph through panoramic peak views. Rides range from $8 – $28.
World-Class Hiking & Biking
For the trailblazer, Park City offers a myriad of hiking and mountain biking trails. Start your day at the bottom or take a lift to your ideal starting point. The Crescent Lift and the Town Lift provide gondola rides across the picturesque landscape to Mid-Mountain. Check lift operating hours before you go.
Park City Summer for Kids
If you’re bringing the little ones to Park City this summer, you’ll find an abundance of kid-friendly activities, too. Head to the Park City Base Area for an afternoon on the climbing walls and rope course. This summer also boasts the newest addition to kids’ entertainment—Gem Panning. This innovative activity is a tribute to the area’s rich mining history, and creates the opportunity for kids to be a “Park City miner for the day.” Kids use mining pans to dig for, discover and collect a variety of gems, crystals, minerals and fossils at the base of Park City Mountain.
Park City’s world-renowned Alpine Slide features more than 3,000 feet of gliding and sliding fun. Or hop on Utah’s largest Alpine coaster, and bolt down the mountain, around hair-raising curves through the scenic mountainside.
More Things to Do in Park City this Summer
From hot air ballooning to drinking in a sunset with an award-winning glass of wine, Park City is the ultimate summertime retreat for all ages. Visit the summer calendar for more upcoming special summer events not to miss.