Park City Itinerary for Nonskier’s

Known as Utah’s favorite playground, Park City offers a wide variety of activities for visitors of all ages. Canyon Village has become an increasingly popular travel destination, given its central proximity and spanning amenities. 

 

Park City offers free, ski-friendly transportation year-round, making exploring various resort attractions and the downtown area easy. Here are a few of the “must check out” spots throughout Park City and Canyons Village. 

 

Historic Park City

Rated a top must-see in Utah, historic Park City is located just 0.1 miles from the city center and is brimming with the area’s rich history. From shops, galleries, and museums to restaurants and bars, there is something for everyone in historic Park City. If you are of drinking age and enjoy doing so, be sure to visit the only ski-in gastro distillery and saloon in the world, High West Distillery & Saloon. 

 

Utah Olympic Park

Home to several events during the 2002 Olympics, the area continues to be an official training site for current and future Olympic athletes. Utah Olympic Park is located just 5.6 miles from the city center. It may not be a rumor that Park City breeds Olympians. Admission to the park and several of its attractions are free. Utah Olympic Park is a must-visit attraction even for nonskiers.

 

Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway

A popular area for viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and fall foliage, this scenic 14-mile drive takes its comers into the Wasatch Mountain Range and runs up through a summit area between Big Cotton Canyon and the Park City Mountain Resort. 

 

Alpine Coaster and Slide

Whether you are visiting Park City during the summer or want to get away from the slopes, go take a ride on the longest in the world. Located 0.6 miles from the city center, the Alpine Coaster and Slide sits on an elevated track full of loops, curves, and turns that take riders through the city’s breathtaking mountain scenery. 

 

Kimball Art Center

Featuring an array of exhibits by regional and national artists, the Kimball Art Center is located just a few blocks from Main Street and just 1.1 miles from the city center. The Annual Kimball Arts Festival is held in August and is one of the area’s largest events of the year.

 

Rainbow Bridge

Have transportation to take you outside the city? Visit one of the largest national-forming bridges on the planet, the Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Although access to the bridge is a bit tricky, it is well worth the hassle. You cannot access the bridge by car, but can take advantage of one of two options: a long hike through the Navajo backcountry, or, take a boat ride across Lake Powell followed by a short hike.