Park City Summer Activities
Summers in Park City are just spectacular. With warm days and cool evenings, you will find yourself outdoors enjoying the feeling of life. If you have not gone for a hike in years you will soon find yourself walking on one of our mountain trails and trying to remember why you ever stopped. If you already hike in your hometown, once you get to Park City you will feel like your hiking in heaven. The same is true if you ride a bike, golf, go for leisure drives in the country or any other summer activity that you enjoy...it is just better in Park City. And best of all you will want to "just do it"® instead of feeling like you have to do it.
Exceptional Golf Resorts
You'll find 11 stunningly beautiful mountain golf courses within an easy 30-minute drive of Park City, including three new world-class golf resorts. There's the Tom Fazio course at Glenwild again voted Utah's best golf course by Golf Digest... The Ranch Club by the Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Park Meadows Country Club; the Arnold Palmer course at The Jeremy Golf Club; and the Bruce Summerhay's course at the Homestead Country Resort in nearby Midway. In addition, a spectacular Mark O'Meara course has opened at Tuhaye, a new golf development located 10 minutes east of Park City. Plus, a Nicklaus Signature Course is scheduled to open later this year as Promontory's second championship, par-72 layout.
Hiking and Biking
After the snow melts off the mountains, the ski lifts keep busy hoisting hikers and mountain bikers onto our breathtaking trails. Whether you're looking for white-knuckled, mountain bike thrills, or just a peaceful hike through any of our many mountain ranges, you'll find your ideal expedition here in Park City. Just go to www.parkcityinfo.com for complete biking hiking sites (under summer activities) Trail Maps or Walkable Map of Park City
Kayaking and Rafting
Canoeing and kayaking allows people of all ages and varied abilities to experience paddling the serenity of calm water or the challenge of maneuvering whitewater. A trip to southern Utah can offer multiple opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. Whether you choose a day trip on the Colorado River, a multiple day escape on the Green River, or a splash on beautiful Lake Powell, you are bound to experience eye catching geology, abundant bird life, mysterious rock art, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of a herd of Desert Bighorn sheep. Guided trips are available for those who desire personalized paddling instruction or interpretation of natural and historic sites. Self-guided trips allow flexibility and a sense of exploration. Within 30 minutes of Park City we have the Provo and Weber rivers which are popular spots to canoe and kayak or fish.
For a state with vast stretches of desert, Utah has a surprising number of lakes and reservoirs. In fact, Utah is ranked sixth in the U.S. for amount of boat-able water per capital. Not bad for the second driest state in the nation.Our waters are wonderfully diverse. Boating opportunities range from houseboat vacations on sprawling Lake Powell to fishing boat trips on small, high mountain lakes in our forested mountains. Utah offers over 100 bodies of water that are considered boatable. We describe the closest to Park City below. All have developed boat ramps and other modern facilities. Excellent campgrounds are available at each of these waters. Elevations and surface acres are approximate and are for full pool. Closest to Park City are…
Jordanelle Reservoir is a popular playground close to the Salt Lake metro area. On summer weekends the number of craft on the water is restricted to insure a quality experience. This water is excellent for power boating, skiing, personal watercraft and fishing.
Elevation: 6,200 ft | Surface Acres: 3,300
Deer Creek Reservoir is also close to the Provo/SLC metro area and is popular for power boating, skiing, personal watercraft, sailing and fishing.
Elevation: 5,423 feet | Surface Acres: 2,965
Strawberry Reservoir is perhaps the most popular fishing water in Utah. It grows big Rainbows, Cutthroat Trout and Kokanee Salmon. It is located at a high elevation and the water is cold, so most boating activity revolves around fishing.
Elevation: 7,560 ft | Surface Acres: 17,200
Lake Powell is our most popular boating water. It offers sunny skies, sandy beaches, scenic canyons and excellent opportunities for skiing, fishing and personal watercraft. Excellent launch ramps and boat rentals are available at major marinas. Part of this reservoir extends into Arizona.
Elevation: 3,700 ft | Surface acres: 160,000
East Canyon State Park & Reservoir is a 680-acre boating and year-round fishing delight nestled in the mountains northeast of Salt Lake City on state routes 65 and 66. Recreationists will find a wide concrete launching ramp, paved parking area, modern rest rooms, showers, fish cleaning station and 31-unit campground with a large overflow area. Two spacious, covered pavilions with electricity are available for groups. A concessionaire provides boat rentals and a refreshment stand
Acres - 267 Park | Acres-680 Lake | Elevation - 5,700 ft.
For a list of other lakes in Utah visit http://www.utah.com/boating/
Fly Fishing in Utah
For decades a Utah fishing trip meant you would bring home a stringer full of fat Rainbow Trout. Today, you can still catch tasty Rainbows, but you can also come home with native cutthroats, walleye, striped Bass, catfish, wipers and many other species of fish. Fish the nearby Provo, Weber and Strawberry Rivers, canyon of the Green, the still water oasis of the L.C. Ranch, Currant Creek and a number of Unita's south slope streams all within a reasonable distance of Park City.To learn more about this fish and where to go check out these links
We have numerous State Parks in Utah - Rockport , East Canyon , Jordanelle , Deer Creek and Wasatch Mountain are all state parks that are a short distance from Park City. To view information on all of Utah's Sate Parks visit: http://stateparks.utah.gov/events/2010-1
National Ability Center
The National Ability Center is committed to the development of lifetime skills for people of all ages and abilities by providing affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences in a nurturing environment. The objective of these experiences is to build self-esteem, confidence and physical development, thereby enhancing active participation in all aspects of community life. As a national role model, the Center promotes the concept of ability through integration, public awareness and education.