Park City Hiking
Provided by your guide will be transportation, poles, water, and snacks. Your guide will pick you up at your lodging location. He or she will discuss your trail options in full. After hearing your options, you will decide which trail you want to hike.
Unless we’re guiding you on some beautiful flat terrain, you should wear good sturdy hiking boots or trail shoes. Bring a hat and sunglasses. Dress in layers so you can add or take off layers depending on weather changes. Utah has a very high UV index, and sunscreen is important to protect your skin.
On your hike, you will see aspen groves that stretch for acres. The forests and surrounding area is teaming with wildlife. We may even see a moose out strolling on the trail. It is common to see deer, grouse, chipmunks, and other critters of that kind. Park City also has red-tailed and other hawks, bald eagles, golden eagles, turkey vultures and many more birds to enjoy.
At the beginning of the summer, everything is still relatively lush and green from the spring snow melt and showers. Temperatures in Park City are very pleasant as it rarely reaches into the upper 90’s during the hottest part of the summer, and cool nights are common. As trails crisscross back and forth through the mountains, you will see different views and vistas. Mountain tops surround the area in a 360-degree radius. The wildflower season in PC is a short one. Some trails cut right through dense patches of multi-colored flowers. As the cool mountain air fills your lungs, you smell the light aroma of the surrounding flowers. When you exhale, you feel a total sense of relief as all your worries melt away. Toward the end of the summer, fall colors take over. Aspen trees turn a bright yellow, shrub oak trees go through phases of green, red, orange, yellow. While the pine trees stay green, the contrast of the blue sky, fluffy white clouds, and the rest of the scenery makes everything stand out more vibrantly and beautifully.