Beat the Heat During Your Park City Summer Vacation

Updated August 2023

Why do visitors flock to Park City during the peak of summer? To play in the sun, of course! Nestled among the breathtaking Wasatch Mountain Range, Park City experiences moderate temperatures with plenty of sunshine. 

If you want to soak up some vitamin D and enjoy summer adventures, check out these fantastic activities for any age!

What is Park City Like in the Summer?

Summertime in Park City is an absolute dream! Main Street bustles with plenty of al fresco dining options, Park City Mountain is alight with vibrant wildflowers, and the days are long and clear. 

Between June and September, average daily temps are in the 70s and 80s, making the weather absolutely perfect for playing outdoors. Visitors also appreciate the cool crisp evenings when temperatures are between the 50s and 60s.

Our concierge team has put together our favorite excursions if you are looking for some of the best activities in and around our fair town.

5 Essential Summertime Activities in Park City, Utah

Whether you are looking for aquatic activities, scenic drives, or lounging by the pool, Park City has it all!

1. Stand Up Paddleboarding

A man enjoys standup paddleboarding on a river during his Park City vacation.

Stand up paddleboarding is a big deal in Park City. First-timers and experts alike are drawn to our tranquil mountain ponds, calm rivers, and beautiful reservoirs. The scenery is jaw-dropping, and SUPing provides a full-body workout, making it popular as a cross-training activity. 

Stand-out, stand-up spots include:

  •  Jordanelle Reservoir: 15 minutes from Park City, you’ll discover over 5 square miles of pristine water encased by gorgeous mountain views. 

  • Pebble Beach at Deer Valley Resort: Pebble Beach’s calm pond is ideal for beginners to learn the art of SUPing.

  • Homestead Crater: Get in touch with your inner self while practicing yoga on a paddle board in an awe-inspiring geothermal crater. 

2. Guardsman Pass

A hiker enjoys the scenery at Guardsman Pass Drive, one of the most loved scenic gateways during a vacation in Park City.

One of the best ways to experience the vast terrain the Park City area offers is to hit the road. Guardsman Pass Drive is one of the most loved scenic gateways. Plus, it’s only a 15 miles round-trip from downtown Park City to the pass! 

There are a plethora of vantage points showcasing the natural beauty of Utah. Enjoy views of Heber Valley, Snyderville Basin, and the sprawling Salt Lake Valley. What’s more? There are a wealth of nearby hikes, letting you stretch your legs, relish in the summer sun, and explore even more scenic sights. 

3. Kiteboarding

A man kiteboards Deer Creek Reservoir in Park City, Utah during his summer vacation.

Gliding across waters using our crisp mountain wind to propel you forward will help you cool off. Deer Creek Reservoir is one of the top spots to get your feet wet and learn this surprisingly skilled sport. If you are new to this activity, get a few lessons in before going out alone.

4. Fly Fishing

A father and sun go fly fishing on the Weber River in Park City during their summer vacation.

Utah is known for some of the best trout, and Park City offers incredible fly fishing spots teeming with native species. The Weber River is bountiful with various trout, including the sought-after cutthroat. Looking for brown trout? The Lower Provo River is where you can find them. 

When you book your vacation rental directly with Park City Lodging, our concierge team is on hand to schedule your fly fishing excursion! You can enjoy Park City fly fishing with All Seasons Adventures, offering half-day and full-day trips with skilled guides. There are also the pros at Jans who not only offer guided fly fishing tours, but lessons as well.

5. Enjoy Your Summer Rental Property

A woman floats in a beautiful pool that is part of her luxury vacation rental home in Park City.

Sometimes the best part of a summer vacation is to relax in your resort lodging or enjoy a day poolside. If you want a great rental to beat the heat that offers unparalleled amenities, look for properties that boast the best pools and powerful A/Cs

Book Your Park City Summer Vacation Rental

Turn your summer vacation into an everlasting memory. At Park City Lodging, we feature a handpicked selection of accommodations in superb locations featuring stunning amenities. No matter what brings you to Park City, we have the perfect lodging option for you and your friends and family. 

When you book directly with us, our complimentary concierge team can help you build an unforgettable itinerary, including activity reservations and transportation accommodations. 

Reach out to us today to get your summer vacation rental booked!

Published on Monday, August 1, 2016