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As the snow begins to melt with a crisp average in the mid-’60s throughout May, this sets the tone for a perfect outdoor amble through Park City’s greenery. Pack your best hiking shoes and plan for some exploration; the Spring Creek Trail Head officially reopens this month, just a quick 15-minute walk across the street.
The Spring Creek Trail Head is popular amongst hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners. This loop is part of a network of trails about 25 miles in total. Start your journey at markable points like Spring Creek Trailhead, where you can access a bathroom and water fountain. Other trails along Rasmussen Road include Bad Apple Trailhead and East Canyon Creek Trailhead; starting at Bad Apple or East Canyon is an easy way to finish at Park City Brewery. Flying Dog Trail is also found within this network, with some points of the trail being a safe space for dogs to be off-leash, enjoying their walk just as much!
Book your reservations now to start planning your week of explorations.
Springtime is here! An April trip to Park City means celebrating Earth Day bundled up and exploring the outdoor beauty Utah has to offer. Earth Day is April 22nd, and we have your full itinerary for a great way to spend it.
Start your morning walking off your slumber, and head across the street to the new Hill’s Kitchen for a bakery breakfast. Then, make your way over to your shared or private reservation at Bigfoot Balloons for an unforgettable experience. What better way to appreciate our Earth than from up above, soaring over the Wasatch Mountains with the perfect bird’s eye view? After taking in all of that beauty, unwind at Park City’s Earth Day Celebration at Wasatch Brew Pub, presented by Recycle Utah. From 5-8 pm, this 21+ fundraising event brings guests together for an evening of delicious food, drinks, live music, and a silent auction. Tickets sell out fast! Finish the night with some hot chocolate on your townhome’s patio looking out and taking in the views of the gorgeous Swaner Nature Preserve.
Celebrate our Earth by reveling in Park City’s nature!
Quem sonha em viajar para ver neve, curtir o charme do inverno e esquiar pode ter uma certeza: há muito o que fazer em Park City.
Take a break from the slopes and immerse yourself in the wildlife that calls Utah home. We highly encourage penciling in a day at Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter into your Park City vacation notes.
The snow doesn’t officially leave until around April, so this 1,200-acre nature preserve will feel like a winter wonderland after a fresh snowfall. With up to 10 miles of trails, embark on a group snowshoeing adventure, with rentals available online. The center offers weekly private nature tours, wildlife viewing, and you’re not going to want to miss the gift shop! Head inside the 10,000 sqft. LEED Platinum EcoCenter; home to interactive exhibits about the surrounding environment. From now until May 29th, enjoy Decisions Downstream; an exhibit displaying artwork in the form of large-scale images, original paintings, and 3D projections to shine a light on past and future water development choices in the city, and how they affect the citizens and environment.
Quem sonha em viajar para ver neve, curtir o charme do inverno e esquiar pode ter uma certeza: há muito o que fazer em Park City.
February is one of the best months of winter to come out to Park City; the holiday rush has officially settled down and the mountains are a powdered paradise! Hitting the slopes on skis or a snowboard can be quite intimidating, especially for first-timers. Whether you’re seeing snow for the first time or teaching your kids how to shred, Woodward Park City is the place to be for beginners!
From 10 am to 5 pm, every hour on the hour, start your three-hour ski session. The slopes are designed wide enough to give riders space as they learn in their respective groups and sessions. The park is open year-round, where guests can participate in single-day lessons for action sports including BMX, skateboarding, parkour, and more. Woodward Park also offers an Indoor Hub to accommodate bad weather.
Woodward Park City is also home to Utah’s longest tubing lanes. To ensure you get the most out of your experience, slip, slide and speed down the hills in 2-hour sessions open and ready for you and your party. Children must be ages 4 and up, and reservations are highly encouraged!
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Every year, film lovers and filmmakers, about 40,000 to be exact, head to Park City for Sundance Film Festival 2022. Newpark Resort is your home away from home for the easiest Sundance experience. From January 20th-30th, festival-goers can catch award-winning screenings and get that real Hollywood feel.
Guests will be exposed to new filmmakers on the rise, being amongst the first to watch films within categories like Premiers, a showcase of fiction & non-fiction world premieres. Or catch a screening from the Indie Episodic category, or Midnight; a category dedicated to horror, comedy, and anything in-between that will be sure to keep you awake and glued to the screen. Instructions on how to get around, as well as a list of theaters in the city where you can find screenings can be found online. We highly encourage travelers to purchase the Single Film Passes available starting January 6th for only $20! Aside from screenings, certain festival packages also include access to talks like The Big Conversation, Cinema Cafe, and Daily Artis Meet Ups where you can network with these artists and storytellers.
You see it all the time; “Sundance Film Festival Award Winner” plastered on the front of a movie poster. Create memories of a lifetime this January on your visit to Newpark.
Dating back to the 19th century, bobsledding (or bobsleighing) is a sport of strength and speed; the more you bob back and forth, the faster you go! The sport debuted at the Winter Olympics in 1924, and in 2002, made its way right here to Salt Lake City. These bobsledders can zoom on by with speeds up to 100 mph, depending on if it’s a 2-person or 4-person event.
Just 5 minutes down the road from Newpark, a Winter Bobsled Experience awaits at Utah Olympic Park. Embrace yourself for a ride of a lifetime, as professional pilots guide you along the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Sliding Track. Dress warmly for the windy air and be wary of the age and weight requirements; 16+ years and 100+ lbs for maximum safety. Book online now for your specific day and time slot.
Speaking of Olympians, on December 17th, take a ride into the surrounding city of Kearns, where the Utah Olympic Oval will be hosting U.S Olympic Team Trials- Short Track Speed Skating. Watch the U.S Speedskating athletes compete and form the Beijing 2022 USA Olympic Team right before your eyes.
Just about 10 minutes down the street, the Kimball Art Center welcomes you to attend The Yard’s three temporary exhibits, showcasing now until January 2022. Claire Sherman, David Hartt, and Cara Despain all invite you to live in their work, as it showcases our landscapes, environments and social climate.
Recurring daily, Claire Sherman’s exhibition Here Now beautifully addresses our relationship with nature and the contemporary media, through a series of imaginary scenic areas including forests, caves, rocks, and grasses. These paintings are inspired by imagery she has synthesized from her photos or actual imagery that she collected over time. Tune into Art Talk: Claire Sherman, a free zoom call where Sherman herself will go in-depth with her art.
In Memorium: Carbon Paintings by Cara Despain explores the collective gatherings of burnt debris from the fires occurring over the last 3 years across the west coast. According to Cara, the art “serve(s) as markers of a changing climate and exist in memoriam of the consequences of human habitation on the planet.”
Enjoy a change of pace and head to the city of Watts in David Hartt: On Exactitude in Science (Watts), an artistic film urging you to question the built environment you live in and the cultural factors that play into empowerment and subjugation.
A full list of events, educational programs, classes, workshops, and more can be found online.
Every year, the breathtaking mountains and scenery of Park City become a backdrop for over 20 hot air balloons that take flight in a stunning portrait of aviation. The Autumn Aloft is a Park City tradition that will be taking place September 18-19, 2021.
The day begins before the sun rises, as each balloonist carefully inflates their chosen craft on the ground. From uniquely decorated mosaics of color to animals and characters like dragons, owls and jack-o-lanterns, each of the hot air balloons are unique and distinguishable. And once the clock hits 8 AM, it’s time for them to take flight.
After the Morning Launch, the rest of Park City is your playground—head into town for brunch and a day of sightseeing before heading back to Historic Main Street for the evening candlestick event.
The Autumn Aloft will take place on the North 40 Fields and is FREE for all spectators.
The summer sport events at Utah Olympic Park are a perfect end-of-season activity for those that crave thrilling outdoor adventures—as well as those that simply like to watch them happen.
Catch the Flying Ace Freestyle Pool show where Olympians and National Team skiers and snowboarders perform acrobatic choreography up to 60 feet in the air in a fun-filled performance that’s perfect for the whole family. If you’re feeling adventurous yourself, enjoy some of the most popular activities the park has to offer—from Extreme Tubing and Ziplining to the Bobsled, Drop Tower and Alpine Slide.
For Park City’s adventure-seekers and risk-takers, there’s never been a better time to get out there and enjoy the summer fun.
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Just because there’s no snow doesn’t mean the excitement stops! From extreme sports like skateboarding and mountain biking to kid-friendly camps for aspiring pros, Woodward Park City is offering a wide range of fun and engaging activities throughout the whole summer.
With both indoor facilities and vast outdoor spaces to explore, young visitors at Woodward Park City can try out skateboarding, scootering, inline roller skating, mountain biking, BMX, parkour, cheer, and tumbling. With both group and individual formats, Woodward Park City also offers an awesome selection of extreme sport lessons and summer camp programs allowing participants to have fun while improving their skills.
In addition, during the summer months, Woodward Park City offers a special mountain bike lift. With the purchase of a ticket, you can enjoy access to learning zones, performance venues, progression parks, and more! See what it’s all about this season at the one-of-a-kind Woodward Park City.
Throughout the summer months, visitors can find free outdoor concerts in every corner of Utah’s Summit County. From acoustic rock and bluegrass to funky jazz performances, these shows have become a beloved tradition in Park City during the summertime. Now that people can gather safely, we are thrilled to invite visitors back to phenomenal live music productions from Mountain Town Music.
In terms of its background, Mountain Town Music is an organization supporting local musicians and events throughout Park City and Summit County. Built on the belief that music is essential for our wellbeing, the group presents a series of live music in beautiful settings nearby, including the breathtaking hillside amphitheater at Deer Valley Resort.
From now through the end of September, Mountain Town Music is hosting free concerts nearly every day of the week. Coming up this month, visitors can show up and grab a spot at a wide range of complimentary shows with local acts. This series includes funky roots musician Brother Chunky at the Park City Library Patio, acoustic duo Skye and Crow at Miner’s Park, the traditional Andean band Los Chaskis at Noches de Verano en Parque de la Ciudad, and so many more.
To view the full lineup of upcoming free concerts, visit the Mountain Town Music website.
One of the most amazing things about spending the summer months in Park City is the chance to get outside and encounter Utah’s vibrant fauna. When observing from a safe and respectful distance, you can discover some of the most extraordinary animals around our scenic mountain setting. Here is a guide to just a few of the special creatures you might encounter during your time here.
Rocky Mountain elk can grow to weigh about 500 pounds and stand as tall as five feet at the shoulder. During the warm summer months, elk migrate up to higher mountain elevations due to their large size and heavy coat. If you’re lucky, you can often find a herd of elk migrating at dusk from the farm by the iconic White Barn in Park City, crossing 224 and making their way to Round Valley.
Moose can be spotted year-round throughout the Park City area. The state of Utah is home to over 2,500 of them, and they are particularly common in the Wasatch Range. They are the largest members of the deer family, growing as big as 1,500 pounds and standing as tall as seven feet high.
These furry little fellows hibernate underground during the winter months. Once it becomes warmer out and the snow melts away, they can be seen popping out of their burrows to explore once again, so summer offers the best time frame to see them for yourself. They’re quite vocal as well, so you might hear them chirping during a hike or bike ride!
With its dark brown plumage and keen eyesight, the Golden Eagle is one of the largest and fastest birds of prey in all of North America. Growing up to three feet in length with a wingspan of six to seven feet, the Golden Eagle is so powerful that it’s been seen attacking large mammals like bears and coyotes.
With summer travel on the horizon, we’re gearing up again for all the fun outdoor activities Newpark Resort guests can enjoy around Park City. This season, those looking for an adventurous new outing should saddle up and embark on a journey through the natural landscapes of Utah. Here are just a few of the places around Park City where you can try horseback riding!
Red Pine Adventures
Located under 10 minutes from Newpark Resort, Red Pine Adventures is a picturesque go-to for horseback riding on 1,000 acres of well-manicured, private land. Explore meadows filled with wildflowers and gorgeous mountain views with a professional staff to guide you through the experience.
Destination Sports and Adventure
This horseback riding experience leads you through charming wooded trails to enjoy the crisp mountain air on a one-of-a-kind equestrian adventure. Enjoy the thrill of a gallop through the Park City area’s forests with tours ranging from one and a half to four hours in length.
Blue Sky Utah
Embark on a unique day of horseback riding within the Uinta Mountains. Blue Sky Utah aims to provide its visitors with a memorable horseback experience based around the beauty of the Vaquero style of horsemanship and respect and love for the horses themselves.
Utah is home to a multitude of breathtaking state parks for visitors to experience, many of which are within easy reach of Park City. As the weather warms up and you begin to make your summer travel plans, make your reservation at Newpark Resort and secure a one-of-a-kind retreat for a vacation filled with trips to nearby natural parks.
Jordanelle State Park – 12.3 Miles From Newpark Resort
Discover an excellent site for camping, hiking, boating, and more within Wasatch County’s Jordanelle State Park. On Jordanelle Reservoir, anglers can cast a line and fish in pursuit of bass, trout, and perch, while bikers can pedal through multiple loop trails.
Rockport State Park – 12.3 Miles From Newpark Resort
Located on Rockport Reservoir, Rockport State Park is an ideal destination for waterskiing, boating, and fishing during the warm spring and summer months. Five campgrounds in the park also offer space for both tents and RVs.
Echo State Park – 22.7 Miles From Newpark Resort
At 1,394 surface acres, the dam and reservoir at Echo State Park were constructed during the Great Depression of the 1930s for agricultural irrigation. Nowadays, Echo State Park is a go-to for recreation like kayaking, canoeing, and picnicking in nature.
Deer Creek State Park – 29.9 Miles From Newpark Resort
Deer Creek State Park is located in the Heber Valley’s southwest region. On the expansive Deer Creek Reservoir, park-goers can swim, windsurf, zipline, fish, kayak, and go stand-up paddleboarding.
Antelope Island State Park – 83.7 Miles From Newpark Resort
Antelope Island is a spectacular destination for spotting unique American wildlife, including antelope, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and free-ranging bison. Wide-open grasslands and lakeside shores abound in this unforgettable Western dreamscape.
In this new landscape, restaurants around Park City are finding creative ways to offer memorable outdoor dining experiences during the snowy winter months. From igloos to heated yurts, discover trendy new ways to dine outdoors during your winter stay at Newpark Resort.
Located at Park City’s High West Distillery, The Nelson Cottage offers a rotating weekly prix-fixe menu with optional whiskey pairings, which can all be enjoyed from the comfort of an alpenglobe. These private dining shelters offer a safe place to gather outside, complete with infrared heating, fresh air recirculation, and panoramic windows.
The Viking Yurt
Discover a Nordic-style dining experience beyond compare. The Viking Yurt at Park City Mountain Resort offers guests the unique chance to arrive at dinner via sleigh ride. With a number of safety protocols in place, guests can make a reservation at the Viking Yurt and enjoy a festive multi-course dinner experience. Drinks and plates include spiced glogg served upon arrival, lobster and salmon bisque with garlic bread, and braised short ribs with Jarlsberg mashed potatoes.
Dine beneath the stars within the heated comfort of your own private igloo. With room for up to 12 guests per igloo, Boneyard Saloon is offering sweeping views and a safer dining experience on the Rooftop Patio. Settle into your own outdoor space and choose from a stellar selection of local brews and comfort food, including rosemary grilled cheese with a hearty bowl of tomato basil soup.
Outside of skiing and snowboarding, there are plenty of ways to chase thrills and have a day full of fun around Park City this season. Whether you’re looking to jump on a tube or dash through fresh powder on a dogsled, discover unique ways to enjoy the snow during your winter getaway.
To experience Park City’s wintry landscapes with the ultimate speed and adventure, sign up for a snowmobiling tour and explore wide-open terrain surrounded by mountaintops. All Seasons Adventures offers guided snowmobile tours through scenic, privately-owned land in Park City.
For an unforgettable day of extreme snow tubing, visit Woodward Park City and get ready for a kid-friendly winter activity like no other. Featuring the longest tubing lanes in all of Utah, Woodward Park City is just eight minutes away from Newpark Resort.
With the help of White Pine Touring, explore the snowy, manicured trails of Park City on a bike that’s specifically designed for mountain biking during the winter. Fat biking offers a unique and active way to see the mountain scenery while accomplishing some cardio.
Newpark Resort sits amidst the Swaner Nature Preserve lined with paved walking paths…
There’s nothing quite like gathering a few of your loved ones and loading up your car for a road trip filled with memories. Take a trip to Park City and enjoy the open road this year, the perfect vacation destination for skiing and relaxation off the mountain.
In addition to its first-rate skiing, scenic hiking trails, and outstanding restaurants, Park City is within one day’s drive from most major cities in the western United States. With its central location in the state of Utah, our quintessential mountain resort town is remarkably easy to reach by car. While Park City offers visitors a spectacular final destination, those arriving by vehicle can also enjoy some of the country’s most gorgeous views all along the way. Whether you’re traveling from New Mexico, California, or Washington state, take in the breathtaking vistas of mountains, deserts, and America’s national parks.
No matter your itinerary, a road trip to Park City, UT is the ultimate outing for those seeking an unforgettable adventure out in nature. Start checking out the road maps and begin planning today!
With the cold winter months ahead, many skiers are anxious to get back on the mountains while visiting Park City, Utah. In dealing with COVID-19 over the previous year, it’s clear that many public attractions, such as ski resorts, have either had to close or adjust their operations in significant ways. Fortunately, ski season will still be taking place in Park City! However, in the interest of health and safety and precautions against COVID-19, procedures at ski resorts will look different this season. Here are some of the things you can expect to see this winter on the mountain.
For one, face coverings will be required for access to ski resort mountains. To maintain lower capacities and social distance measures, Park City Mountain Resort is giving priority to seasonal pass holders – so be sure to plan ahead before a day on the slopes. Physical distancing precautions can also be expected on the ski lifts and gondola rides, with proper spacing between separate parties going up the mountain.
Despite the new steps ski destinations around town are taking to ensure visitors’ safety, the joy of skiing through the snow remains the same. To learn more about ski resort operations at nearby resorts, visit the websites for Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort before your trip, and make plans today for an anticipated return to the powdery trails of Park City!
While the temperature grows a little cooler, and the foliage begins to change, the landscapes around Park City UT offer even more magnificent sights to explore. For a memorable day of hiking, fishing, picnics, and more, we recommend a trip to these extraordinary state parks located within a 20-minute drive of Newpark Resort.
Rockport State Park
Situated around Rockport Reservoir – also known as Wanship Reservoir – Rockport State Park offers beautiful scenery and one-of-a-kind recreation on the water. Boaters and anglers can spend their day out on the reservoir in pursuit of trout, bass, grayling, and perch. Plus, every family-friendly campsite throughout the park is complete with a grill and fire pit.
Jordanelle State Park
Located on Jordanelle Reservoir, this park also offers all the fun of lake days and freshwater fishing. Visitors can take in the gorgeous fall beauty of Wasatch County’s Heber Valley while enjoying the time spent camping, biking, or visiting the nature center. A number of scenic loop trails and elevated boardwalks throughout the park lead through rolling hills and picturesque snapshots of nature.