By Ashley Castle
The hills are alive with just about everything imaginable in one of America’s most colorful mountain towns: Park City, Utah.
Most widely known for its skiing and epic powder, Park City is a year-round destination for anyone who loves to get outside and play. The mountains are lush and green in the springtime, filled with wildflowers during the summer and are an artist’s painting in the fall, covered in vibrant reds and golds.
Park City Trails and Bike Rental Information
There are over 400 miles of hiking and biking trails found throughout the Park City and Deer Valley ski resorts and surrounding areas. The trail systems vary and are suitable for a wide range of skill levels. Most trails are shared between hikers and bikers; although, some like the gorgeous Armstrong Trail, may carry restrictions, such as no downhill riding for mountain bikers. If you happen to miss the summer and fall riding seasons, do not worry. Snow biking, also known as fat biking, has become quite popular. With the use of 4-inch snow tires on bike frames that have been specially adapted to fit the larger tire size, you can still hit the hard packed trails on these winter machines. Maps and details can be found online at the Park City Mountain Trails website. There are a number of bike rental companies in Park City, so when you book your Park City or Deer Valley stay with Wyndham Vacation Rentals, you will have plenty of options to choose from.
All Season Hiking and Mountain Biking
In addition to world-class mountain biking, hiking is a must-do for any visitor to Park City. During the springtime, the snow melts and creates babbling brooks along many of the hiking trails. The aspens shimmer overhead like a cathedral and most trails lead to stunning vistas of the mountains and town below. Hiking is truly a year-round activity in this mountain town. For those not acclimated to the high altitude, be sure to bring plenty of water and stay hydrated.
Unwind After Your Hike or Bike Ride
One of the best aspects of getting out in nature and being active is then getting to come back to your cozy Wyndham Vacation Rentals mountain home. Many units are outfitted with a hot tub, the perfect follow up activity to a long hike or a downhill mountain bike ride. Because all properties include a full kitchen, you can whip up a snack and get back out there to enjoy more of this mountain paradise.