Park City, Utah | Summer Outdoor Recreation

It is well known, that in Park City most residents came for the Winters, but stayed for the Summers!

If you are considering buying real estate in Park City or Deer Valley, you should know just how much fun the Summertime can be here.  Our pristine Park City mountain weather gives us plenty of snow of course in the Winter, but also perfct temperatures and exciting mountain terrain to explore in the Summer.  We spend a lot of time hiking, biking, running, boating, fishing, golfing, and just plain relaxing. Really, we cannot say it enough, the summer weather here is IDEAL!  And there is just so many outdoor recreation choices.  The tough part is some days you will not be able to decide what to do.

When you are searching for homes or condos in Park City, a big part of your search process should involve thinking about what outdoor activities you enjoy most, and then filter in the best real estate choices to fuel those desires. The Park City real estate market gets a good deal of health from the fact that we have so many people who want to live here and visit here.  Our great summer recreation choices are a big part of what makes Park City real estate such a great investment. You can find great buys and great deals on real estate all over the country.  The difference here, is that property in Park City and Deer Valley is so sought after because of our easy location, great weather, and so many fun things to do. There really is no better place to own real estate!


Golfing in Park City

Park City's Golf courses are famous for their scenery, conditions, and variety. In every corner of the state, golf retreats offer spectacular surroundings at affordable prices. And because of Park City's climatic mix, it's possible to find perfect golf weather somewhere in the state at almost every time of year. The cool alpine greens of courses near Park City provide a perfect summer escape.

It's hard to imagine a better setting for a game of golf. Breathtaking mountain vistas, cool dry breezes and more blue sky days than you'll find at almost any elevation. Maybe that's why the Park City area is becoming a renowned golf destination offering a variety of public and private 18-hole championship courses. You'll wonder why you've never played here before.

We have numerous new real estate developments in the greater Park City area that have created a strong focus on golf. The addition of new golf courses has helped to fuel the Park City Real Estate market as more and more home buyers are looking for a year round recreation destination. With skiing and snowboarding all winter, and now amazing golf in the summer, there is no better place to own your vacation dream home than in Park City and Deer valley, Utah. Some of the new private golf communities include Promontory, Tuhaye, Glenwild, Red Ledges and Victory Ranch. Although these gated real estate developments' new golf courses are considered private, we can usually get our clients on the courses if they are interested in experiencing the real estate opportunities in each development. Call us and we'll see what we can do to get you out for a round of golf.

As local Park City Realtors, we have many contacts at the different golf communities, and might be able to help you "test" their beautiful golf courses! 

Aside from all the new private golf communities, we also have a great selection of public golf courses in the greater Park City area.  We also have many real estate communities that were built with beautiful golf courses weaving through the neighborhood.

Below are a few of the public courses you might want to try out.

Park City, Utah's Public Golf Courses

Park City Golf Club
Consistently ranked as one of the premier public golf courses in the intermountain region, Park City Golf Club offers a challenging game at one of the state's most enviable locations. First built in 1963 as a nine-hole course, this William Neff, signature golf course was redesigned to its current 18-holes in 1976. n 2003 the course opened with the #18 redesigned by William Neff Jr., and is now one of the best classic finishing holes in Utah. In addition to providing professionally designed and well kept greens, Park City Golf Club's elevation of 6700 feet can actually add distance to your shots while you play on a course that is typically 10 to 15 degrees cooler than most courses in the area-a definite bonus during the hot summer months.
Phone: 435-615-5800

Wasatch Mountain Golf
Mountain Course: Spectacular Wasatch Mountain State Park boasts a challenging 18-hole Mountain Course, carved from natural mountain contours. In a golf cart (mandatory), there will be occasional sightings of roaming deer, elk, wild turkeys, moose and other wildlife. You'll reach vantage points overlooking the beautiful Heber Valley below. Lake Course: Also at Wasatch Mountain State Park, on gentler terrain, where surrounding mountains slope away to the valley floor, lays the 18-hole Lake Course. Its season-long pastoral beauty, with tree lined fairways and eight lakes and ponds, offers just the right setting to make the Lake Course a favorite for high, low and "no" handicappers.
Phone: 435-654-0532

Soldier Hollow Golf Course 
Soldier Hollow's two mountain golf courses are the newest addition to the Wasatch Mountain State Park. The championship, 36-hole facility completes the year-round recreation programs at the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games venue. Two 18-hole courses; appropriately named the Gold and Silver courses; offer challenging play for golfers of all abilities and amazing views of the Heber Valley and majestic Mount Timpanogos. Golfers and non-golfers alike will enjoy the beauty of the facilities, the new clubhouse with floor-to-ceiling windows and the onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gene Bates Golf Design provided the unique design, which boasts native Utah vegetation, one of the longest courses in the state and the originality of being the only golf course built on an Olympic venue. Along with other Bates' projects; from Florida's wetlands to the coastal regions of California and the rocky desert of southern Utah to the Green Mountains of Vermont; Soldier Hollow's 36-hole complex is sure to become a favorite Utah golf destination. 
Phone: 435-654-7742

Homestead Golf Resort Club 
The Homestead golf course, located only 20 minutes from Park City, is a par 72 course measuring 7,017 yards from the back tees and plays 5,091 yards from the forward tees. Our course rating is 73.0 from the back tees and 68.2 from the forward. Weather permitting; the course is open April 1st through October 31st. The course also offers practice putting green, chipping green, driving range and club rentals. Golfers will find the greens are bent grass and the fairways are bluegrass.
Phone: 888-327-7220

Park City Municipal Golf Course
Municipal golf course, open to the public. Call for reservations and tee times.
Phone: 435-615-5800 | 435-521-2135

Hike and Bike Pristine Mountain Trails
Tune up your bikes and lace up your hiking boots! As the winter snow melts into summer, the Park City area comes alive with endless choices of mountain excursions for outdoor enthusiasts. The surrounding mountains and hills of Park City offer more than 335 miles of public trails for hiking and biking purposes. From scenic strolls to adrenaline-raising terrain, Park City is a great destination for any hiker or biker.

For great recommendations on where to hike or bike in town, please feel free to give us a call. We both hike and bike quite frequently and can make a great recommendation based on your interests and skill level of your group! Call Sean at 435-901-2158. We love this stuff and would be very happy to help direct you on where to go.

Mountain Trails Foundation
Mountain Trails Foundation is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of trail access for all non-motorized users. Contact us for maps and membership information.
Phone: 435-649-6839

Deer Valley Mountain Bike School
Offering an exceptional line of high-quality, full-suspension mountain bikes for rent.
Phone: 435-645-6648 | 800-424-DEER (3337)

Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing
Utah's excellent fly fishing streams and rivers have only recently begun to receive the notice they deserve. Some of the best include: the Sevier River near Marysvale, Seven-Mile Creek near Fish Lake, the Provo, Weber, Logan, and Green Rivers, Corn Creek near Kanosh, Strawberry Reservoir and the Strawberry River east of Heber, Huntington Creek southwest of Price, and the hundreds of streams in the Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah. Utah fly fishing anglers seeking "the big one" will be thrilled with the variety of big fish. A Utah fly fishing trip can be organized any time of year with the help of knowledgeable guides who are ready to teach the secrets of the wily Utah fish.

Trout Bum 2, LLC
Open 7 days/week. Full-service, year-round source for fly fishing guides, rentals, demos and equipment. Group trips available.
Phone: 435-658-1166 | 877-878-2862

Utah Olympic Park
Utah Olympic Park was a competition venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games for Nordic jumping and the sliding sports of bobsleigh, luge and skeleton. The nearly 400-acre Park features a mixture of sporting facilities and visitor areas for an incredible Olympic experience.

Public Bobsled Rides: Go up to 80 miles per hour, experience 4 G’s of force and equivalent of a 40-story drop in less than a minute on a four person public passenger bobsled ride. An experienced driver takes three passengers on a thrilling ride down the entire length of the Olympic bobsled track.

Quicksilver Alpine Slide: Take a ride on our brand new Quicksilver Alpine Slide. Use a toboggan-like sled to zoom down a state-of-the-art stainless steel track. See what it feels like to be a luge, skeleton or bobsleigh athlete as you race through the trees on this new sports slide for the public.

Ziplines Send Riders Down Ski Hill On Cable: Go down the Xtreme Zip at 50 miles per hour along the ski jump hill. Experience the sensation of ski jumping as you slide down a cable in a harness to the base of the ski jumps.

Utah Olympic Park
Phone: 435-658-4200
3000 Bear Hollow Drive
P.O. Box 980337 - Park City, UT 84098-0337

Hot Air Ballooning
If you really want to see Park City, try it from a few thousands feet up. Rise to the elevation of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, and ride gently above it all. A hot air balloon ride will take your breath away.

Morning Star Balloons
If you delight in stepping out of your day-to-day existence, if you enjoy feeling at one with nature, then please join us and experience hot air ballooning for yourself.
Phone: 435-608-RIDE (7433)

Horseback Riding Old West Style
Discover the Wasatch mountains . . . all by horseback! Utah offers much opportunity to explore its many vistas in the old West tradition. When you come to Park City, it's time to leave your cares—and your car—behind and experience the mountains like the miners who founded the city: on horseback. Ride up the mountains and down into the valleys, through the aspen trees and lush underbrush. Can you think of a better way to explore the Rockies?

Park City/Deer Valley Stables - Rocky Mountain Recreation
Phone: 435-645-7256 | 800-303-7256

Carve it up at the Skatepark
When the snow has melted and the boarders have gone into hibernation, there are still a lot of tricks being thrown in Park City. Our Skateboard Park is just the place for boarders to get their summer fill. Park City's new skateboard park is located in City Park. The hours of operation run everyday from 9:00 a.m. until dusk. It is the largest outdoor, cement facility in the state of Utah. Park City Recreation is offering several skateboarding clinics during the summer. For both youth under 12 & adults. Call Ken Fisher at 615-5411 or register at the Park City Racquet Club.

Upcoming and Ongoing Summer Events:


Pedalfest at Deer Valley Resort

The Intermountain Cup Series hosted at Deer Valley Resort.

Wednesdays, 6pm – Starting Mid-June

FREE Deer Valley Concert Series
 at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. The Community Concert Series presented by Mountain Town Stages will feature a mix of local and visiting artists of varying musical ability.  Blankets and refreshments are recommended to fully enjoy the FREE Wednesday afternoon events.

Wednesdays, Noon - 7pm

Park City Farmers' Market

Located at The Canyons Cabriolet parking lot.

Sundays, 10am - 5pm

Park Silly Sunday Market

The Park Silly Sunday Market is an eco friendly, open-air market and street festival on Park City's historic Main Street. It is a treasure box that features unique and eclectic-local and regional arts and crafts, music and performance art, antiques, imports and one-of-a-kind finds, delicious gourmet foods, and farmers market fruits and vegetables. It is as unique as it's town is.

Saturdays, 1pm

The Flying Ace All-Stars Saturday Freestyle Shows

High-flying action as Olympians and national team athletes put on a 25 minute freestyle aerial show for spectators every Saturday during the summer. This choreographed show with music will leave you breathless as skiers and snowboarders will soar up to 60 feet in the air and perform acrobatic feats before landing in our 750,000 gallon splash pool. This is a great activity for the whole family. Showtime is at 1:00pm.

As always, call us for ideas and recommendations of what to do while visiting here in Park City. We love it here and would be happy to share our experiences and knowledge with you! We LIVE in Park City, we WORK in Park City, we PLAY in Park City.  We really are living the Park City Dream!

Need more help? If you are interested in either Selling or Buying a property in Park City, Deer Valley or the Canyons real estate communities, please contact LOCAL Park City Realtors Heather Peterson and Sean Matyja at Summit Sotheby's International Realty for a free consultation. Call Now at 435.640.2573 or 435.901.2158

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