Located on the western side of the Continental Divide, this snowy retreat is
home to Winter Park—one of the state’s oldest ski areas—and the western
entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Whether you go to cross-country ski across a frozen lake, dog sled through a forest, or take powder laps in Winter Park Resort, it's the perfect place to rekindle your love for winter.
You can hit Park City, Utah's highlights in three days without a rental car thanks to a free in-town transportation system. Sound overwhelming? Follow this guide to maximize your time and fun in this booming mountain town.
Tucked high in the Wasatch Mountains at an elevation of 7,000 feet, Park City’s just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport—making it ideal for a winter vacation—even if you don’t ski. From tubing to cross-country skiing to fat biking, the abundant winter adventures will keep you entertained.
For many visitors, the cool mountain temperatures and lack of crowds make summer in Park City, Utah, the best season to visit. If your family loves the outdoors, head to Park City for these nine family-friendly activities that you and your kids will love.
Though Park City, Utah, is known for its luxurious accommodations and world-class skiing, deals abound here in the quieter summer season. Cooler mountain temperatures make it a wonderful place to explore, and there are plenty of free and cheap activities throughout town for visitors on a budget.
Each year, the editors at Outdoor Sports Guide seek out the best outdoor gear for bikers, hikers, campers, travelers, skiers, and even the little ones, and compile it into one big holiday gift guide. This edition features 47 good-to-gift items for every adventurer on your list.
The holidays: It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but staying active through the
merriment can be challenging. Counteract the cookies and cocoa with festive fitness events that let you catch the spirit on the run. Whether you celebrate the season in the Big Apple or snowy Salt Lake City, don your ugliest holiday sweater and brave the cold at these six winter runs across America.
When the booming silver mines of Park City, Utah, went bust, this place almost became a ghost town. But Park City’s transformation into a ski and outdoor mecca saved the town and established it as a year-round vacation destination in its own right.
Whether you visit for a weekend or a whole week, here are the best adventures for your bucket list.
The former mining town of Park City is best known for epic skiing, but sliding on snow isn’t the only game in town when it comes to exhilarating adventures. Whether you race down an Olympic bobsled track or zip line across a canyon, these daring mountain town experiences are sure to get your blood pumping.
Known as the Caribbean of the Rockies, Bear Lake draws all sorts of modern vacationers, and the waters are always buzzing with boaters, jet skiers, and paddlers. These days it’s also considered a paradise for hikers, bikers, skiers, cavers and even folks seeking a glimpse of the bear lake monster rumored to live in the blue depths.
Known for its turquoise-blue waters, sandy beaches, and 20 miles of shoreline, Bear Lake, the "Caribbean of the Rockies," is not a coastal haven like the description suggests. The stunning blue lake is actually shared between land-locked Utah and Idaho and is a popular site for camping, boating, diving, swimming, and stand-up paddleboarding.
The blue, fresh waters of Bear Lake are split equally between Utah and Idaho and have long welcomed families looking for a close-to-home vacation. From reenacting life on the Oregon Trail to exploring an underground cave, there are plenty of unexpected outdoor adventures—if you know where to find them.
Enjoy winter in the Wasatch with Heber Valley snow season adventures for the whole family like skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and sleigh rides. You’ll find a wide variety of ways to spend time with the family on a winter vacation— here are our favorites.
This is the year—your kiddos are finally old enough to ski, and you’re eager to get them on the slopes. But which resort should you visit? Put them in lessons or teach them yourself? What if they hate skiing? Your questions may be endless, but if your destination is Park City, Utah, Deer Valley Resort is the answer.