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High West Distillery Tours – Delight Your Taste Buds!

High West Distillery ToursUtah might be an unexpected place to find one of the best craft distilleries in the country, but High West Distillery, located in the heart of downtown Park City, has made its mark nationwide with its exceptional array of high-quality spirits. During your stay,

enjoy this throwback to Old West times by taking one of the High West Distillery tours and then grabbing a delicious meal at their on-site saloon and restaurant.

High West History

Utah was home to an abundance of distilleries in the 1800s, many of them owned by Mormons including Brigham Young, but by 1870, all of them had closed their doors, leaving the Beehive State without a legal distillery for over a century.

That all changed in 2007 when distiller David Perkins opened High West in Park City, with the goal of creating the perfect Rocky Mountain whiskey. Hundreds of people visit its location in the historic Beggs House and National Garage on Park Avenue every year to take the High West Distillery tours and get a taste of Park City’s signature spirits.

High West Distillery Tours

Go behind the scenes at Utah’s only legal distillery with one of the High West Distillery tours. The tours, which are offered at 12:00, 1:15 and 2:30 daily, give visitors a chance to see how High West’s small batch spirits are made, including a look at their 250 gallon copper still and a sample of some of their offerings.

Space on the High West Distillery tours is extremely limited, and reservations are highly recommended. For availability, call 435-649-8300.

High West Spirits

High West offers more than a dozen of its famous whiskeys, each one with a slightly different flavor. Ranging from their Rendezvous Rye blend to their Campfire Whiskey – possibly the world’s only blend of Scotch, bourbon and rye whiskeys – there is something to fit every palate. For those with a preference for lighter spirits, High West also offers its 7000’ Vodka, named for the exact elevation of the bar in their saloon.

High West Saloon and Restaurant

There’s more than just spirits at High West Distillery as the attached saloon and restaurant provide a tasty Western inspired gastropub experience. Try their cottage pie, made with bison, or their three bean and bourbon chili. You waiter will be happy to suggest a perfect whiskey pairing for your meal.

As you prepare for your trip to Park City and make plans to go on one of the High West Distillery tours, use Park City Lodging to find a convenient place to stay. We offer properties in downtown Park City, within walking distance of the High West Distillery tours, as well as at all three resorts. Let us help you plan a great vacation!

Where to Rent a Fatbike in Park City

Want to explore the winter wonderland surrounding Park City without having to buy a lift ticket? Consider renting a fatbike – an exciting outdoor activity that is rapidly growing in popularity.

Fatbikes are bicycles with oversized tires, allowing them to travel easily over snowy trails, and have even been ridden all the way to the South Pole!

We’re far from Antarctica, but Park City also boasts a vast network of trails, many of which are open to fatbike riding in the winter. Hop on a fatbike and see a side of Park City that many visitors never do.

Where to Rent a Fatbike

Fatbikes are available for rental from a number of locations in Park City, including Jans and All Seasons Adventures. To be sure that your fatbike will be ready for you, make a reservation in advance.

Jans: (800) 745-1020

All Seasons: (435) 649-9619

Where to Ride Your Fatbike

Park City has miles of free trails perfect for fatbike riding. Jans recommends starting on the Rail Trail, a groomed trail that connects with the Round Valley Nordic Area. From there you can connect to Round Valley and explore the area. If you’re more adventurous, you can check out the ungroomed Glenwild trail network, riding in the paths left behind by hikers and snowshoers.

For more information on where to take your fatbike, check with the rental shops or consult the Mountain Trails Foundation winter trail map.

Park City Fatbike Tours

One of the best ways to get acquainted with a fatbike is on a guided tour. All Seasons Adventures is offering guided tours this winter that are perfect for active bikers and casual vacationers alike. Give All Seasons a call to make your tour reservation and learn how to get the most out of your fatbike under their expert tutelage.

Park City Lodging is a corporate member and official destination partner of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). As an IMBA member, we are proud to promote Park City as one of the best mountain biking destinations in the world. Come get a taste of our trails on a fatbike in the winter and return in the summer to check out all that the mountains have to offer to cyclists!

As you plan your fatbike adventure in Park City, use Park City Lodging to find a convenient place to stay. We have properties all over the Park City area, including at all three resorts and on downtown Main Street.

Photo credit: Anthony DeLorenzo