It’s easy to take a flight from Denver to Salt Lake City, Utah, and then the journey to Park City isn’t far, but the drive from Colorado to Park City is only one day (a short or long day, depending on where you start), and that makes it easier to bring your bike along, too. Park City has over 400 miles of singletrack trails, with fun cross-country terrain, as well as lift-served riding that is easily accessed at Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort.
If you don’t bring all your own gear, or if you want a guide to show you around, full-service bike shops in town like White Pine Touring offer road and mountain bike repairs, rentals, retail goods and guidingservices. For beginner riders and those two want to tighten up their skills, Deer Valley offers Mountain Bike School for all ages and abilities.
The town of Park City is warm and welcoming to visitors, with great spots to enjoy like Atticus Coffee, Books & Teahouse, High West Distillery & Saloon, the new Old Town Cellars winery and bar, and for your fancy dinner out, Riverhorse on Main. For your yoga, check out The Shop on Woodside Avenue.
Park City Lodging offers a number of comfortable accommodations, including condominium-style rentals like the Lift Lodge and Park Station, both located right downtown. Plan your visit for June during the Savor the Summit outdoor dining event, or in September for the Autumn Aloft hot air ballon festival. www.visitparkcity.com
Photo by Kim Fuller.
Originally published in the Summer + Fall 2017 issue.