Park City, Utah, mostly attracts visitors in winter. Every snowfall season, its abundance of world-class ski hills draws a ritzy crowd from around the globe. In January, the annual Sundance Film Festival brings in A-list celebrities as well. But while it remains a signature destination in the winter months, it’s a well-kept secret that the city comes alive in summer. Consider it the next getaway that you didn’t even know was an option – until now.
With its picturesque mountainy terrain and even-keeled temperatures (it’s a dry climate, which means it’s never sticky or humid), Park City is a prime location for outdoorsy types. Steps away from the city’s Main Street, which is filled with shops, bars and art galleries, is a number of hiking and mountain-biking trails. Visiting in summer also means it’s off-season, so everything is cheaper and less crowded, and you get all of the above practically to yourself. Here are five reasons to skip Park City in winter.
01. The hiking and biking are unparalleled