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The best part of living in Park City is being able to live in the best of ALL worlds. When we want to experience a little sophistication, our nightlife is more than what you would expect from a mountain village, and when we are feeling the need to let off a little steam, there is a multitude of Park City outdoor activities we can get involved in. And even better, when we start to feel isolated and feel the need for some serenity, the natural landscape and the inhabitants that dwell within give us that extra something that feeds the empty spaces in our souls. Here’s a guide to help you with your own nature and wildlife journey to Park City.

Day 1: The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

As you begin your Park City adventure, the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter offers an excellent opportunity to discover all that is wonderful about our town. Located at 1258 Center Drive, the interactive displays are fascinating to the younger children in your traveling party and the miles of trails outside the dwelling are perfect for wildlife viewing and finding your inner peace.

Day 2: Horseback Riding with Red Pine Adventures

When visiting Park City during the summer, you never have to worry about finding something to do—especially when you take a tour by horseback through our peaceful and tranquil meadows outside Canyons Village. Green grass that stretches out for miles, mature trees shading you from the summer sun, and the sight of colorful wildflowers nodding happily in the summer breezes will make it impossible for you not to feel happy! Give them a call at (435) 649–9445 to set up your summer time adventure.

Day 3: Take a Hike – Park City Outdoor Activities

We’ve always heard that life is about the journey, not the destination, and when you hike or jog along the Spring Creek Trailhead, your journey promises to be a breathtaking one! Located north of the I80, there are a series of trails that offer the opportunity for hikers to enjoy the beauty that is such an integral part of the Utah landscape.

Day 4: Hogle Zoo

On your fourth day in paradise, it’s time for a road trip! Hogle Zoo is located in nearby Salt Lake City and is the perfect place to commune with the wildlife! Built to conserve and protect, the wildlife that inhabits this 42-acre zoo are fun to watch—especially when it’s feeding time and they start to get a little antsy!

Day 5: Fishing in Park City

There’s no better way to commune with nature than by sitting on the banks of a creek or river with a pole in hand, and while winter Park City outdoor activities are most prominent, fishing at the Strawberry Reservoir is often the highlight of our guests’ entire vacations. Fishing licenses are required for anyone over 12 but are easily purchased online at https://wildlife.utah.gov/license-permit-fees.html.

Day 6: Like a Walk in a Park

Sometimes it’s just nice to sit quietly and watch the world revolve around you, and a day at the park can be the perfect way to do so. There are many parks in Park City, but one of our favorites is Willow Creek Park. Whether you are watching for birds or are watching your kids on the playground as you come to the end of your journey, this quiet spot will be where magical memories are made.

Day 7: Watching for Wildlife from the Deck of Your Rental

Today is your last day in beautiful Park City, so why no take some time to explore the area around your vacation accommodations? Sunset in the mountains is when the deer get a little brave, so enjoy a glass of wine as you sit on the deck and wait for tonight’s show to begin—reserve yours today!