Many of us have been cooped up for far too long. We’ve avoided going to restaurants and indulging in many of our favorite activities in the name of health and safety. Well, it’s time to get out there and start enjoying Park City again. Here are some adventures that combine food, fun, and the great outdoors.
Treat Your Pup (and Yourself) to a Day at the Park
Park City boasts four off-leash dog parks: Willow Creek Dog Pond, Park City Dog Park, Run-a-Muk Dog Park, and Rotary Glen Dog Park. Pick up some all-natural artisan dog biscuits at Drool for your furry friends and provisions for yourself at The Market at Park City. You’ll find wholesome sandwiches, pizza and bread from Red Bicycle Breadworks, and a dizzying array of artisan cheeses, charcuterie, and prepared foods to enjoy with your pups at the dog park.
Go on a Bike-to-Lunch in Deer Valley
Deer Valley Resort offers nearly 70 miles of lift-served mountain bike trails with around 3,000 vertical feet of elevation change. Sign up for a private mountain bike lesson or tackle the trails yourself. When finished, you’ll have earned a marvelous meal with spectacular views at Deer Valley Resort’s Royal Street Café. Don’t leave without indulging in the decadent dark chocolate waffle ice cream sandwich.
Get Your Nature (and Nosh) on at The Lodge at Blue Sky
Get out of town for the day with a trip to Coalville and The Lodge at Blue Sky, where you can enjoy private horseback riding, outdoor yoga, and fly-fishing on miles of private waters. Then, treat yourself to the creative cuisine of award-winning Chef Galen Zamarra at Blue Sky’s gorgeous Yuta restaurant and terrace.
Introduce the Skinniest State Park to Spicy Chicken
The skinniest state park in the country is the Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park, which originates in Park City and winds some 30 miles through Wanship and Coalville and along the Weber River to Echo Reservoir. Stop by Pretty Bird for some deliciously daring Nashville-style hot chicken to bring with you for lunch as you bike, hike, or ride the Rail Trail on horseback.
Book Breakfast with a View from a Hot Air Balloon
Riverhorse on Main operates Salt Box Eatery and Catering, which is the perfect place to load up on some takeout breakfast items like avocado toast, breakfast burritos, smoked salmon bagels, huevos rancheros, potato egg sandwiches, and more. Pick up your Salt Box breakfast and enjoy noshing while you soar over Park City and the Kamas Valley on an early morning hot air balloon ride in a craft from Skywalker Balloon Company, Bigfoot Balloons, or Utah Balloon Flights.
Explore Swaner with Provisions from the Chop Shop
Chop Shop Park City offers gourmet cheese and charcuterie, as well as sensational, from-scratch sandwiches like the Firebird, Butler Dip, and Gencarelli. Get a handful of grab-and-go goodies and head to the Swaner Preserve & Ecocenter, to stroll the more than 1,200 acres of open space and 10 miles of trails. Looking for company? Join a Swaner “Saturday Morning Nature Walk.”