Magnificent Mountain Biking in Park City

World-class ski destinations like Park City are also known to be epic mountain biking meccas during the warmer months. Once the snow melts and the trails clear out, there are miles and miles of gorgeous paths winding through the untouched mountain forest.

Boasting plenty of space so there are little to no crowds, plus lots of opportunities to pull off for a lunch break into a peaceful spot that’s filled with wildflowers and birdsong, our premier mountain biking trails are nothing short of magnificent.

Here are three of our all-time favorites.

Armstrong & Pinecone Ridge Trails

This beautiful ride begins at the Silver Star chair lift area on Park City Mountain. We recommend driving or taking the bus to the lift area. Then from there, you can climb the Armstrong trail for a little over two miles. At the top of the trail, you’ll take a left to connect to the Pinecone Ridge trail and climb some more— for a little over 4 miles. Once you reach the top, you’ll be at 9,800 feet! Here, we recommend enjoying a nice break and taking in the beauty of the magnificent views. 

With nearly six miles of steady climbing, this path is not for beginners— but it sure is worth the effort!

Kamas Valley

If you’re up for a short drive, the Kamas Valley mountain biking is extraordinary— and great for beginners. About a 20-minute drive from Park City, this lovely valley is filled with easy-to-moderate trails that have amazing ridge views. The trailhead is just north of High Star Ranch, and you can also stop here on your way out for a delicious lunch or snack. 

With over 20 miles of flowing trails that are filled with flowers and wildlife, this is a perfect spot to make a day of mountain biking. 

An Easy Family Loop

Just across the street from the famous McPolin Barn & Farm is a paved trail that turns into gravel and follows a serene mountain stream. Along the way, you’ll pass by a fun playground with restrooms, a dog park, a wood bridge, a classic barn, and even a charming shopping center with a Cold Stone Creamery.

With many places to stop and explore, this is an ideal path to take the whole family and explore the area. 

Moose Management and Mountain Biking Go Hand-in-Hand

With dozens of rentals to choose from, Moose Management has the perfect spot for you to call home while you peddle your way around town. From studio spots for two to larger homes with space for the whole gang, we’ve got you covered.

Give us a call, send us a text, or shoot us an email and let’s start planning your summertime mountain biking adventure today.

July 4th and Pioneer Day in Park City

It’s no secret that here in Park City, we’re experienced professionals when it comes to wintertime fun. Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing— you name it and chances are, we do it. 

But you know what else we’re really good at too? Summertime adventure.

When the sun is shining and the temperatures are high, our gorgeous mountain ridges and epic hiking trails really heat up. But there’s so much more to do than simply hiking or biking around. Our historic canyon town also comes alive with tons of local events and heritage festivities. 

Here are a couple of things we’re looking forward to this summer.

July 4th 5K Fun Run

This year, this fantastic Park City tradition will be larger than ever— boasting over 1,000 participants of all ages and abilities. Held from 8 AM to 10 AM on July 4, 2022, this fun summer holiday event has a rich historic tradition dating back to the early 1980s and also raises money for local charities as well. 

You can register for the race here, and each participant receives a commemorative t-shirt.

Independence Day Festivities

From fireworks to festivals to parades down historic Main Street, the Park City experts at our Moose Management offices can help you plan an amazing 4th of July holiday for your whole family. We also have lots of rental homes to choose from that can place you front and center to all of the fun and excitement that surrounds this popular summer holiday. 

Give us a call or drop us a line and let’s start planning today. 

Pioneer Day

An uber-popular holiday in Utah that often defines the height of summertime fun, Pioneer Day is held every year at the end of July and celebrates the arrival of the Mormon community, led by Brigham Young, into the area. 

This year the Pioneer Day holiday falls on Sunday, July 24, 2022, with banks and Utah state offices often closed on the Monday after the holiday. Throughout that weekend, there are often parades and fireworks to highlight the day.

We’re Your Warm Weather Wingman

Moose Management has dozens of homes to choose from that will fit your family perfectly. From cozy studious to sprawling five-bedroom estates, there’s something for everyone. 

Check out the condominiums at Prospector Condos— conveniently located in downtown Park City and offering a host of extras including a sparkling swimming pool, relaxing hot tub, a barbeque area for grilling, and a firepit for gathering together. 

Get in touch today and let’s begin planning your 2022 summertime getaway to the mountains.

Have a Sensational Park City Summer

Our Park City winters are kinda famous— and rightfully so. Our mountain peaks and ski slopes are downright legendary, and even played host to the Winter Olympics not too long ago! So we understand if “winter” and “Park City” are somewhat synonymous in your head. We get it.

But we also want to take a moment to show you some of the truly spectacular things to do in Park City in the summertime. When the snow melts and the wildflowers start to bloom, our mountain city literally comes alive. And since we’re more popular in winter, the crowds sort of melt with the snow and disappear too. 

Come with us while we let you in on a few of our favorite things to do and places to stay in Park City for the summer season of 2022. 

Fabulous Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails

Once the temps warm-up, it’s time to slip out of your skis and into a pair of hiking boots. Our rugged mountain terrain has some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world.Hiking in Park City Utah

The Jennis Trail is a newer trail that begins at the Park City Mountain Resort and ascends about 1,400 feet up to give you some truly spectacular views. The trail is about 5 miles one way. And since it’s sort of new it’s also wide and flat and well-maintained. Bring a sack lunch and make a day of it!

Fantastic Fly Fishing

Home to two of the “fishiest” rivers in the Rocky Mountains, the Weber River and the Provo River, Park City has lots of opportunities for you to try your hand at catching “the big one” for dinner. Then, you can take your delicious catch home to your Moose Management vacation rental home and fire it up on the grill.

Park City Fly Fishing Guides is one of our favorite places to schedule a day of fly fishing while you’re in town. 

Heavenly Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding in Park CityIt’s hard to improve upon the magnificent vistas that Park City offers around every turn, but somehow seeing those views from horseback just makes them that much more special.

One of our favorite stables is called Wind In Your Hair Riding— honestly, how can you beat that name? They have guided trail tours for experienced riders and lessons for beginners. Giddyup!

Stay and Play in Park City

If you’re searching for the ideal place to call home for your summertime adventure in Park City— we recommend Prospector Condos. Perfectly located in the downtown Park City Prospector area, you’ll be close to all the shops and restaurants, plus you’ll be just steps away from the gorgeous Rail Trail for hiking and mountain biking. There’s even a pool and hot tub for soaking up the warm summer weather in style. 

For more info on summertime activities or places to stay in Park City, feel free to reach out to us anytime. We would love to hear from you— and we hope to see you soon!


July 4th and Pioneer Days 2021 in Park City

Although our July celebrations will be a bit skewed this year due to Covid-19, we’re still planning on celebrating our summer 2021 holidays in style. Many of our summertime celebrations were canceled completely last year due to concerns about the coronavirus, so we’re excited to have any events at all this year. And we’re more than ready to make adjustments in order to stay safe and healthy. 

Here are a few things we’re psyched about for summer 2021.

4th of July Parade— On the 2nd

Instead of canceling the parade altogether like last year, city officials decided to move it to Friday, July 2nd. They’re hoping that not having the parade on the 4th will limit the number of spectators and therefore be a bit safer for everyone. Normally, Park City is the most popular spot to celebrate July 4th in the state— starting with a parade and ending with fireworks. But this year, the parade will be on the 2nd with the fireworks scheduled for the 3rd.

The parade will follow the traditional route through Main Street to City Park and is set to start at 5 PM on Friday, July 2, 2021.

Independence Day Fireworks— On July 3rd

The fireworks will also be moved in an effort to keep the crowds from being too large. This year, the fireworks will be launched on July 3rd, which is the same day as the Canyons Village fireworks display. City officials are hopeful that this will break up one giant crowd into two smaller crowds— which will be safer and easier to maintain social distancing guidelines. 

The Independence Day fireworks display is scheduled to go off at 9 PM on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Park City Mountain.

Take a look inside Prospector Condos 731— a gorgeous, private home with space for 5 and availability for the July 4th weekend. 

Pioneer Day— On July 24th

A popular state holiday in Utah, Pioneer Day is often synonymous with summertime. Pioneer Day celebrates the arrival of Brigham Young and the first Mormon settlers to the Salt Lake Valley. Locals celebrate this event with fireworks and parades throughout the state, and state offices and banks are closed. 

Although Pioneer Day is celebrated by everyone in Utah, it obviously has particular relevance to the Mormon community, and Salt Lake City has a ton of events and celebrations to enjoy. 

Our Stillwater 3068-70 is a stunning, one-bedroom Stillwater Resort home with tons of luxury amenities and availability for Pioneer Day week. 

Moose Management is Your Summertime Sidekick

At Moose Management, we love sharing our Park City knowledge with our guests. And this summer— with all the skewed dates and odd event times— you’re going to need a partner with all the insider info on the special summertime events. Drop us a line or give us a call and let us help you plan your summer 2021 trip to Park City. 

Sizzling Summertime Fun in Park City

There’s no doubt that Park City is synonymous with epic, winter-time fun. Our ski slopes are legendary and our snow-capped mountain vistas are stunning. But don’t let that wintery reputation fool you— summertime in Park City is nothing short of extraordinary. From hiking to paddleboarding to golf— as the temperatures heat up and the snow melts away, there’s a little something for everyone to explore.

Here are a few things we’re looking forward to this summer in Park City.

Park Silly Sunday Market
780 Main Street

Re-opening for the season on June 6, this popular, eco-friendly open-air market is a must-see, family-friendly event during the summer. The market features live music, tons of eclectic arts & crafts vendors, fresh local produce, and lots of gourmet food to sample and purchase. There’s also an awesome beer garden and an amazing bloody mary bar. The Park Silly Sunday Market is a delicious, entertaining Sunday treat for the whole fam.

This year, due to popular demand, there will also be a Park Silly Saturday Market— held the third Saturday of the month beginning May 15th— at the Shops at South Town.

Take a look inside our Prospector Condos that will put you about a five-minute drive from the Park Silly Sunday Market and all the dining and shopping in the historic downtown district.

Kimball Arts Festival
Historic Main Street

Calling all artists! The Kimball Arts Festival is one of the top-rated art festivals in the country. Held from August 6 to August 8, 2021, this three-day celebration of the arts is a dynamic, exciting event that’s also a massive fundraiser for the Kimball Arts Center. Featuring food trucks and tasting tents, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to sample some delicious local delicacies, too.

With more than 200 professional artists showcasing their amazing talents, the festival is a feast for the senses and the soul. Peruse expert potters, stunning painters, and everything in between.

Our Carriage House Condo has space for 4 and will put you minutes away from this can’t-miss annual event.

Egyptian Theater
328 Main Street

Although this majestic theater— like many across the country— was forced to close in 2020 for the pandemic, we are so thrilled to learn that they are reopening this year with a full roster of crowd-pleasing live shows. Opened on Christmas Day in 1926, the Egyptian Theater has been a cultural landmark for the Park City community ever since.

This summer, the glorious, historic theater will host a youth summer camp and the Park City Follies. Many more shows will be announced as the summer progresses, so visit their website and be sure to sign up for their newsletter to stay up-to-date on upcoming shows.

Escape to Park City This Summer

When you’re not attending these fun festivals or spending the evening at the newly-opened theater, Park City is filled to the brim with exciting outdoor activities in the summertime. Get out on the water with Park City SUP, take a hike on some of the most breathtaking trails you’ll ever see, or practice your swing at the Park City Golf Club.

Moose Management has tons of cozy condominiums and luxury family homes to take your summertime trip to Park City from mundane to magnificent.

For more info on how to make your summer escape to Park City, give us a call or drop us a line. Our local Park City experts are always here to help you make your next trip to Park City easy, affordable, and off-the-charts fun-in-the-sun.