Everyone knows about Park City, Utah. At least, they think they do. When you tell your friends you spent a long weekend in Park City, they’ll probably pepper you with questions about the slopes. Indeed, at an elevation of 7,000 feet and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Park City is best known as a ski town. Even the famed annual Sundance Film Festival takes place in the middle of ski season. But if you’re exclusively visiting Park City in the winter, you’re only seeing a small part of it.
As winter transitions into spring and summer, the area takes on an entirely new character, defined by myriad warm-weather activities that will make you wonder why you haven’t been coming to Park City during the “off-season” all along. Whether it’s fly-fishing on the Provo River, zip-lining at the Utah Olympic Park, horseback riding through the mountains, or grabbing a local brew at one of the city’s year-round restaurants, the warmer months are actually the best time to visit. Here’s why the term “off-season” really doesn’t apply to Park City.