We are so lucky to live in Park City; there are amazing activities to do all year round! If you’re missing the excitement of downhill skiing, you should check out our list of thrilling summer activities that are sure to get your heart pounding and your adrenaline running! Have you tried any of these?
Hot air balloon rides
The experience lasts a few hours, but the memories will last a lifetime. It’s tranquil, and romantic (if you’re looking for that!) Hot air balloon rides are a fantastic way to view Park City year-round; did you know the colder it is, the better a balloon flies?
There are a couple of great options for hot air balloon rides in Park City. Check out Park City Balloon Adventures, Morning Star Balloons, or Skywalker Balloon Company.
Extreme Summer Tubing
Some thrilling adventures just aren’t appropriate for kids. Extreme summer tubing, however, is perfect for kids plus those who just like to act like kids. Located in the Utah Olympic Park here in Park City, there are different levels of tubing for different ages: K40 – 5+ years old, K64 – 10+ years old, and K90 – 13+ years old, so the whole family will definitely have fun.
Oh, and did we mention this is summer tubing? Yes, during the summer, hop into a state-of-the-art plastic bottom tube and speed down the hill of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games’ Nordic ski jumps.
Photo via Utah Olympic Park
Also located in the Utah Olympic Park, you can kill two birds with one stone by riding the Comet Bobsled while you’re there. This ride will give you the thrill of a lifetime, but it’s not for the faint of heart (or those under 13).
During the summer season, the bobsleds are modified to roll on the track’s concrete surface. You’ll ride with a professional pilot, who can take up to three passengers per bobsled. Hold on and expect to reach speeds up to 60 mph, all in less than a minute!
Mountain bike riding
Park City Bike Park at Canyons Village
Did you know Park City is considered a premier mountain biking destination? In fact, it’s the world’s first Gold Level Ride Center Destination, according to the leading authority for the sport, the International Mountain Biking Association – IMBA. We have over 400 miles of Gold Level trails.
At Canyons Village, you can ride the gondola up with your bike for incredible views of the Wasatch mountains and a thrilling ride down. If you’re not a highly skilled rider, no worries. Park City has a mountain bike trail for every level.
Rock climbing the Uintas
The Uinta Mountains are a rugged wilderness area that can be accessed about an hour east of Park City. They are famous for hiking, fishing and camping, as the scenery is idyllic and breathtaking.
Ruth Lake is a popular place to camp and climb, if you don’t mind hauling in all of your equipment a short distance. If you don’t have equipment or are unfamiliar with where to climb in the Uintas, consider a tour with White Pine Touring. Led by top local guides, they’ll take care of the planning, transportation, lunch and equipment, so all you have to do is show up and have fun.
Depending on your ability level, you may climb adjacent to a glacial lake or above the tree line; the tour lasts from 6-8 hours and takes place in a pristine, high-alpine environment.