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5 Reasons to Bike Park City this Fall

Autumn in Park City, Utah. When the temperatures cool, the town begins to stir, and the mountain biking trails just keep getting better. While Park City is known for its two world class ski resorts and abundant nightlife, you’ll be remembering the pristine bike trails you left behind in the dust. Here are the top 5 reasons to bike Park City this fall.

IMG_56601. Park City was named IMBA’s first gold-level Ride Center in the world. With over 450 miles of bike trails, there’s something here for everyone. Take a crack at Deer Valley Resort’s famous Tidal Wave flow trail or opt for the breathtaking Wasatch Crest Trail.

2. Fall is the perfect time to discover Park City via bike due to the fall foliage. With the turning of the oak and aspen tress, blurs of yellow and red dance along the mountain bike trails. Who thought Park City could get any more beautiful?

3. No one knows how to après-bike like Park City does. Outside Magazine named Park City the “Best Town Ever” in 2013 and we’re pretty sure it has to do with our unrivaled Main Street. Ride all day at Park City Mountain Resort and finish off with a flight of whiskey from High West Distillery. Bike-in/bike-out is the new ski-in/ski-out.IMG_5485

4. Mud season. Yes that’s really a reason. The off-season, as the locals lovingly refer to as mud season, means less people on the trails and more room for you. Enjoy the Mid-Mountain Trail like never before without the crowds or the rush.

5. Our Fall Colors Tour makes biking the autumn in Park City easier than ever before! Jans.com, Park City Lodging, Inc., and White Pine Touring have combined forces to create an incredible Fall Colors Touring package. First, choose your Fall Colors Tour provided by the pros at White Pine Touring. Second, find your home away from home with Park City Lodging, Inc. To complete your reservation please call our destination specialists at (855.277.6708). We will record the necessary information that White Pine Touring will need to set you up before your Fall Colors Tour.

Don’t miss your chance to see Park City in its most colorful state. Book our Fall Colors Tour today and ride among the foliage tomorrow.

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Things to Do in Park City Beyond the Slopes

Things to do in Park CityYou’ve heard of the three amazing ski and snowboard resorts, but did you know that there are tons of things to do in Park City other than hitting the slopes? From world-class dining, to a snowmobile adventure, to a relaxing massage, our mountain utopia truly offers something for everyone.

Park City Shopping

No need to pack heavy, Park City has a wide variety of shopping options to fulfill all of your needs. Peruse the many boutiques of Historic Main Street with jewelry made from the silver that drew so many to these mountains or pick up some outdoor gear for your next adventure.

One of our favorite things to do in Park City is visit the Tanger Outlets located just a few miles down the road. With almost 100 of the world’s biggest name brands, including Nike, Calvin Klein, J. Crew and Oakley, great deals abound.

White Pine Touring Nordic Trails and Lessons

Taking a break from the downhill slopes and enjoy some skiing of the cross country variety with White Pines Touring is one of our favorite things to do in Park City. White Pines Touring operates a 20 km+ cross country ski area in the heart of Park City with 3k, 5k and 10k loops that offer something for all level of skiers.

If you’ve never tried cross country skiing before or looking to hone your technique, explore their lesson options which include group lessons as well as private sessions. You’ll be cruising along and enjoying the beautiful vistas before you know it!

Park City Fun Parks

We’re proud to partner with three of Park City’s moat entertaining fun parks. These are especially recommended if you’re looking for things to do in Park City with your children.

  • Utah Olympic Park: The site of the bobsled, luge and ski jumping events at the 2002 Winter Olympics, Utah Olympic Park lives on as a legacy of the Games. Relive the memories at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games museum, or make your own memories by taking a ride down the Olympic bobsled course or navigating one of the park’s rope courses.
  • Gorgoza Park Tubing: Enjoying lift-served tubing on one of Gorgoza Park’s seven lighted tubing lanes or hop on one of their mini-snowmobiles made for children ages 5-12. Your younger children will love Fort Frosty where kids ages 1-6 can ride on the tube carousel.
  • Monkey Mountain: Let your kids unleash their inner monkey at Monkey Mountain, a massive four-tier indoor Playland. Monkey Mountain also features a Soft Play Zone for toddlers and a contemporary Parent’s Lounge with free wifi and a gorgeous view!

Outdoor Adventures

There’s plenty of outdoor things to do in Park City beyond the ski slopes. Whether you’re looking for snow-shoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling or fishing, there’s a place to do it in Park City.

  • All Seasons Adventures – Snow-shoeing, dogsledding, cross country skiing, sleigh rides, fly fishing, trap shooting, snowmobiling
  • Daniels Summit – Snowmobiling
  • JANS – Cross country skiing, snow shoeing
  • Summit Meadows Adventures – Snowmobiling 

Enjoy a Soothing Massage and Spa Day

Let your muscles recover from skiing with a relaxing massage. We recommend that our guests book a session with Massage Express or the Sanctuary Spa at Mountain Body.

Partake in World Class Dining

Our mountain paradise is a foodie’s delight, and eating well should be at the top of your list of things to do in Park City. With delicious options ranging from five-star fare to casual après-ski, you’ll be able to find a restaurant to fit exactly what you’re looking for.

To start, check out our partners: Bill White Restaurant Group, Grub Steak, Silver, Squatters, Wasatch Brewing Company and Deer Valley Dining.

Now that you know all of the things to do in Park City, let Park City Lodging help you find the perfect accommodations for your trip. We have properties at all three ski resorts as well as in downtown Park City and look forward to having you visit!