Park City is full of some of the state’s best skiing and winter activities up and down the mountains. With mountains that rise up to the sky, you can expect terrific views that extend over the surrounding valley. Traveling vacationers or locals who want to make the most of their time in this beautiful area can enjoy these terrific views. Here are the best views in Park City and where to find them.

On Top of the Trails

The best views of the surrounding Wasatch Mountains and Uinta Mountains can best be experienced the higher up you go. Each of the three ski resorts in Park City include a chairlift that will you take you on a short ride up to the top of the winter sport trails. The Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, and Canyons Resort offer tremendous trails during the winter, but the views can be enjoyed year-round. Take that quick ride up during the less busy season of summer and enjoy some privacy (and a hike afterwards!). The chairlift ride is quite the experience itself, taking you over the terrain that further encompasses the surrounding beauty.

Empire Pass

Chairlift rides are not for everyone, especially those who are afraid of heights or have never ridden on one before. If a chairlift ride is not ideal for you to reach that sightseeing destination, then hop in your car and take a drive up to Empire Pass. You will have to make the trek during the summer, as the Pass is usually closed during the winter due to snow. Once you are at the top, you can enjoy the surrounding valley views of Park City and Heber City that is not too far away. These expansive views will sprawl across the north and south toward the horizon. Spoiler alert: This view is even better during sunrise and sunset!

The Best Views in Park City with Hot Air Balloon Rides

Take to the skies and experience Park City with a hot air balloon ride. You can enjoy the beautiful terrain of Deer Valley hundreds of feet in the air for a truly unforgettable experience. Park City features a variety of hot air balloon companies who operate during the warmer months. Hot air balloon rides are typically offered in group or two-person rides and depart approximately at sunrise.

However you choose to experience the unforgettable and best views of Park City, these three views will leave you breathless.