How to Stay Cool in Park City This Summer

Baby, it’s HOT outside! With temperatures soaring all over the country, we’re all feeling the heat this month. Luckily, regardless of how hot and humid it is during the summer, Park City is a temperament mountain town that always manages to stay just a bit cooler and more comfortable than other sweltering states. 

So instead of heading to the beach this summer to beat the heat, consider switching it up this year and heading for a drier, more comfortable climate like Park City. Our famous ski city is also chock full of fun things to do in the warmer months, too. And, a lot of our Moose Management vacation rental homes are equipped with private pools or community pools that are SO refreshing in the summertime. 

Here are a few things we enjoy doing in Park City when the temps heat up:

Jordanelle Reservoir

Located within the Jordanelle State Park, the Jordanelle Reservoir is a gorgeous, sparkling lake that is fed by the fresh, flowing Provo River. It’s only a short drive from downtown Park City, and an epic day at the Jordanelle Reservoir can include activities like fishing, boating, and paddleboarding. Those looking for a bit more excitement can rent wave runners.

As always, our friendly Moose staff is more than happy to help you plan your day on the water!

Silver Mountain Sports Club

This popular sports club and spa has a virtually endless array of activities to explore— from spin classes to yoga to weight lifting, it’s all here. And during the summer, the Silver Mountain Sports Club family swimming pool is an amazing, popular spot to cool off.

Featuring water slides, a playground, and trained lifeguards on duty, this place will quickly become your family’s favorite way to spend a summer day. 

Park City MARC

The Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center (PCMARC) is another awesome place that has an amazing public swimming pool.

Besides the water-park-like pool with slides and fountains, they also offer dozens of family-friendly activities like karate lessons, tennis camp, a skateboard park, and even pickleball courts. 

Rent a Home With a Pool

As we mentioned earlier, Moose Management has dozens of vacation rental homes that offer private swimming pools or community swimming pools to their guests, making your Park City summer vacation even more enjoyable and memorable. 

Click here to take a closer look at these homes, or call or text our friendly staff at 435-714-6544.

Shhh… Here Are Our Park City Summer Secrets

Park City is a magical winter wonderland for ski and snowboarding enthusiasts, regularly appearing on all the best-known Top 10 lists. We’ve got that part mastered, for sure.  

But did you know that summers are pretty amazing here, too? It’s a well-guarded secret amongst locals and regular visitors alike, but we’re going to let you in on it. And we’re going to tell you the top reasons why you should consider Park City as much your go-to summer destination as your winter one. 

The Wonderful Weather

While the rest of the country is sweating it out and suffering through 100-degree temps and mind-numbing humidity, Park City is easy, breezy, and mostly dry. Our daytime temps fall between the mid-70s and low 80s, with beautiful, crisp mountain breezes. Ahhh! 

Pair that with some sunny blue skies and you’ve got the ideal daytime environment, for any summer outdoor activity that appeals to you. 

Something for Both Introverts and Extroverts

With far fewer tourists milling about, there’s a laid-back “locals” vibe around town that’s relaxing and peaceful. Smaller crowds translate to a lot less stress for those folks who prefer a more quiet atmosphere.

For those who do like the energy of a crowd, there’s plenty for you, too. Summertime in Park City means an abundance of summer festivals and music concerts. For example, check out the Deer Valley Concert Series and the Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley held at outdoor Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

Terrific Hiking Trails

Here’s how to really take advantage of those perfect Utah winter temps! Throw on your hiking shoes, pack some snacks, and head out to one of the many scenic trails in and around Park City. 

And there’s something for every skill level. For beginners or easy family hikes, check out Farm Trail, a paved trail that winds through Park City’s historic McPolin Barn off Highway 224.

The Round Valley Trail System features both easy and moderate trails in its 700-mile trail system. Access some of the trailheads at Quinn’s Junction and Old Ranch Road.

For more experienced hikers, you’ll want to visit Fantasy Ridge, which features six miles of beautiful scenery and breathtaking views at its 9900’ peak. 

For even more helpful hiking info, click here. 

Magnificent Mountain Biking 

Mountain bikers, take note… you will quickly fall in LOVE with Park City! From novice to expert, you’ll find the perfect trail to fit your abilities and get a great ride.

Beginners will want to start with the Lost Prospector trail, which is easily accessed from several vantage points and is a great introductory mountain biking trail, while intermediates will enjoy the Flying Dog Trail, in the Glenwild area of Park City. 

Those hardy souls who can withstand advanced-level mountain biking will find their thrills at the Wasatch Crest Trail, accessible from several different points, and the Flagstaff Loop, at Deer Valley Resort’s Silver Lake area.

For more mountain biking info, click here. 

Contact the Moose for More  

Whatever warm weather activity you decide to indulge in, we look forward to welcoming you to Park City and one of our vacation rental accommodations

Don’t forget to ask for recommendations. We love to share our local knowledge and help you have the best summertime vacation ever! Give us a call or send a text to 435-714-6544.

Don’t-Miss Summer 2023 Events in Park City

When it comes to wintertime adventure, Park City is certainly the place to be. Snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, and of course skiing— we’ve got those all covered. 

But locals and Park City regulars know— we’re pretty great at summertime fun, too.

When the sun is shining and the temperatures are high, our historic canyon town really heats up. We’re surrounded by gorgeous mountain ridges and epic hiking trails that are simply amazing in the summertime. And there’s so much more to do than hiking or biking, there are also tons of local events and festivals, too. 

Here are a couple of things we’re looking forward to for summer 2023 in Park City.

July 4th Pancake Breakfast and 5K Fun Run

The 4th of July is always a massive event in Park City. Things kick off with a pancake breakfast at City Park at 7 AM. At 8 AM, there is the annual, incredibly popular 5K Fun Run that boasts over 1,000 participants of all ages and abilities. 

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 your family front and center of 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

A local 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. 

The Pioneer Day holiday this year is Monday, July 24, 2023, with banks and Utah state offices often closed on that day. Throughout the weekend before, there are often fireworks and Main Street parades to celebrate the day.

Soak Up The Sun in Park City This Summer

For summer 2023, Moose Management has dozens of homes to choose from that will fit your family like a glove. From cozy studios to sprawling five-bedroom estates, there’s something for everyone. 

To get started, have a peek inside the condominiums at Prospector Condos— conveniently located in downtown Park City and offering a bunch of warm weather extras like a swimming pool, a relaxing hot tub, a barbeque area for grilling, and a fire pit for fun night time get-togethers. 

Get in touch today and let’s begin planning your 2023 summertime Park City getaway to the mountains.

5 Spectacular Summer 2023 Rentals in Park City

We don’t mean to toot our own horn or anything, but Park City is sort of famous for being the perfect winter escape. With miles of world-class ski slopes and an endless list of fun, frosty activities to choose from, there’s no question that our hometown is the ideal spot for your family’s next wintertime vacation.

But did you know that our gorgeous mountain locale is also amazing in the warmer months too? Once all that sparkling snow melts and the landscape turns from bright white to dazzling emerald green, Park City becomes the perfect spot for a warm-weather getaway too!

From hiking and mountain biking to fly fishing and horseback riding, there are dozens of ways to enjoy a spectacular summer in Park City. Not to mention the epic live music events like the Deer Valley Concert Series and the Canyons Village Spring Concert Series.

Here are five Park City vacation rental homes that are perfect for your summertime home-away-from-home in the mountains:

With five spacious bedrooms and room for up to 12 people, Retreat at Jordanelle 13285 is the ideal space for larger families and groups of friends. Located just a few miles outside of Park City, the Retreat at Jordanelle is a serene, beautiful local community that’s bursting with amazing amenities.

Still gleaming with the sparkle of brand-new construction, Mayflower Lakeside 304-45 is a gorgeous top-floor condominium with three private bedrooms and beautiful mountain views. Centrally located to provide easy access to four seasons of exciting outdoor adventure, this thoughtfully designed and well-laid-out neighborhood features peaceful open spaces, bike trails, and so much more.

Perched on the top floor, New Claim 402 is a penthouse condominium that places you right in the heart of bustling downtown Park City. You’ll love being able to walk to delicious local dining and exciting entertainment options, plus with two bedrooms you’ll have space for 8 people!

Black Rock Ridge 14311 K is a gorgeous, 3-bedroom, modern mountain home that is warm and welcoming. Less than 10 minutes to popular Kimball Junction, charming Main Street, and the Park City Mountain Resort, Black Rock Ridge completely sidesteps the hustle and bustle of these locations, placing you and your family in a quiet and private area with easy access and parking.

Cozy and comfy, Westgate 3716 is a one-bedroom suite that’s perfect for small families and couples. Located in the heart of the breathtaking Canyons Ski Resort, this is an ideal summertime spot for hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts. 

To plan any part of your Park City summer 2023 vacation, reach out to our friendly, local staff at 435-714-6544 (voice and text) or email us at Info@VacationRentalsPC.com. Hope to see you soon!

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.