Park City, Utah
Park City, Utah; where to begin? If you like hiking trails with gorgeous mountain views, and clear skies, this is the place for you. If you like mountain biking, this is the place for you. And of course, Park City and the surrounding areas are world famous for skiing and winter sports; but the areas are also a mountain biker’s paradise during the summer and fall. There are hundreds of mountain trails for bikers and all the roads and highways have bicycle lanes or areas where bikers may pedal next to the vehicular traffic without worry of being run over. Don’t like the outdoor, rugged adventures? Well pub crawlers have a large variety of places where to quench their thirst. In simple terms, Park City offers something for everyone all year round!!
Park City is nestled along the Wasatch Mountain range. There are hundreds of resorts and hotels to choose from. Historic downtown Park City is full of memorabilia from the 2002 Winter Olympics. Walking along Main Street, it is hard to imagine this town started as a miner’s camp in the middle 1800’s. There are three major ski resort areas, two of which, Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain were venues for the ski and snowboarding events.
Park City and the area around it was first settled in 1848 by Mormon pioneers after they decided to make the Great Salt Lake area their final destination after searching for a place to practice their religion. The canyons in the surrounding area were deemed very suitable for cattle grazing, and so Park city had its beginnings with the homesteads of cattle ranchers. Then around 1860, gold, silver and lead was discovered in the mountains overlooking Park City, and a mining boom saw the founding of Park City due to large crowds of mining prospectors.