Park City is a great spot for a vacation, as there are plenty of activities to do in Park City. You can visit the Utah Olympic Park, take a ride on the Alpine Coaster, and enjoy all the skiing and snowboarding you could ever want. However, sometimes the best thing for your vacation is to jump in a car and explore the surrounding areas. If you are looking for a little trip outside of Park City, consider visiting one of the towns near Park City below.
Oakley is located 17 miles northeast of Park City and is tucked up against the Uinta Mountains along the Weber River. This small community is full of activity during the annual Rodeo and Fourth of July Celebration. Anglers and sightseers follow the Weber River throughout the year in search of scenic landscapes and large trout that swim along the river. You can also enjoy a host of different activities in the National Forest or Weber Cottonwood Recreation Site.
Heber City is a mid-size town that lies 17 miles south of Park City in the heart of the Heber Valley. Located on US Highway 189, Heber City is a great escape location. While in Heber you can visit the Deer Creek to see an interesting mix of wildlife and plant life or visit the Wasatch Mountain State Parks. Both of these options are great for nature walks. Heber City also is home to the Heber Valley Aero Museum that displays a variety of aircraft, and houses the Steam Engine tour on the Heber Valley Railroad.
The town of Midway borders Jordanelle, Wasatch Mountain, and Deer Creek State Parks. This small town lies 18 miles south of Park City. During the summer, Midway hosts the Swiss Days and The Sheepdog Championships. In the wintertime, you can attack the trails on snowshoes or skinny skis at the Soldier Hollow Cross Country Ski Resort. This will be a new experience for most.
Kamas is directly east of Park City and lies at the edge of the Kamas Wildlife Management Area. This is one of four ranger district location in Wasatch National Forest. This location is a very popular camping location due to its great hiking and outdoor activity options. There is also a 70-mile drive on Mirror Lake’s scenic byway that runs between Kamas and Evanston, Wyoming.