Nestled in up in the Wasatch Range and framed by rugged, often snow-capped peaks, our lovely mountain town of Park City has a wealth of natural scenery to be enjoyed any time of year. From thrilling gondola rides above the pine tops, to a waterfall unlike you’ve ever seen before, here are some of the best places to see in Park City that can be enjoyed during any season!
Soar Above the Mountains in a Scenic Lift or Gondola Ride
Imagine floating along the side of the mountain, a vast blanket of snow and pines stretching for as far as the eye can see, or green summer fields dotted with wildflowers. You can experience this exciting journey during any season, and you have quite a few options to choose from! For those unafraid of drifting along in the open air, the Town Lift on Main Street is a must-try and will take you up to the upper mountains to Park City Mountain Resort, where you can access other lifts such as the PayDay Lift. In winter, it’ll allow you to reach the best of skiing trails, and in summer you can access the Mid-Mountain trail and a number of other alpine activities. For those wishing to have an enclosed scenic ride, the Red Pine Gondola departs from the resort’s Canyon Village, and offers a ride up to 8,000 feet, where you can explore the mountain terrain or have a bit to eat at The Red Pine Café. You can find the Town Lift at 825 Main St, Park City, UT 84060.
Take a Hike or Snowshoe to Donut Falls
This unique waterfall is a special natural sight and one of the most beautiful places to see in Park City, and instead of gushing over a cliffside, it descends downward through a hole in the top of a cave. It was formed after hundreds of years of water eroding the rock bed until a portion of it collapsed, giving birth to the donut shaped hole that gives the falls its name. The hike to Donut Falls is easy and popular in the summer, and in the winter can make for an adventurous snowshoe expedition. From town, take the 244 S to Guardsmans Pass and Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Make a left when you reach the exit FR019, and continue on to the trailhead from there.
Explore Places to See in Park City with the Historic Rail Trail
This one-of-a-kind state park is almost 30 miles long, and runs along an abandoned Union Pacific railroad line, offering up views of stretching snow-covered mountains in the winter, and lush greens and wildflowers in the spring and summer. There are several ways to explore during any season, whether its cross-country skiing in the winter, mountain biking in the spring or summer, or horseback riding in the fall. You can access the Poison Creek trailhead off of Bonanza Drive just off Deer Valley Dr in Park City.
Your future Park City adventure is calling your name! To learn more about the city and what you can do while you’re here, give us a call to speak to one of our friendly reservation specialists, and we’ll get your Park City escape booked today!