Our Top 5 Places to Hit While in Park City This Summer
With kids done with school and summer gearing up into full swing - we decided to put together a list of our top 5 places to hit this summer while in Park City! Don’t be afraid to venture out of town a bit to encounter all the hidden gems Utah has to offer.
Just six miles southeast of Kamas, this hidden gem is tucked into the rolling foothills of the Uinta National Forest. Woodland Biscuit Co. makes the best biscuits you will ever eat, hands down. Staffed by a sweet group of ladies, you will feel like you are right back in mama’s kitchen. Also, did I mention the scones? Order 10 of those too while you’re at it - but get there early because they sell out quick! They are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8:00am - 2:00pm.
If you’re looking for a scenic waterfall hike to walk off the biscuits and gravy, continue east on route-35 to Nobletts trailhead. The short alpine hike leads you back along Nobletts Creek to a moss covered waterfall.
Growing up in New York, surrounded by lakes, water has always been a thing I’m drawn to. A short 30 minute drive out of town, Rockport Reservoir is a favorite spot to spend hot summer days. If coming east on I-80, take exit 155 for Ut-32 and make sure to stop by Rafter B Outpost on the right to grab last minute snacks and drinks.
Located in the town of Wanship, High West Distillery is a must see - and taste! With facility tours running Wednesday - Sunday, this is a great way to learn a little bit about the distilling process and take in the vistas of the surrounding area. If you’re looking for a fun dinner experience, try High West’s Saloon right off of Historic Main Street.
Following an old Union Pacific Trail Line dating back to the 1880s, the “Rail Trail” is a great way to get out and see the sights. The rail line’s original use was for trucking coal from neighboring towns such as Coalville, UT into Park City to fuel the pumps that cleared water from the underground mines. Rail cars would then ship the product from the mines out to meet the transcontinental Union Pacific line out past Echo, Ut. The trail is relatively flat with little elevation gain so it’s great for everyone, avid biker or just beginner. From Park City it winds through wetland meadows, farmland, the Silver Creek Canyon, along the Weber River, and onto the quaint towns of Wanship and Coalville, ending at the scenic views of Echo Reservoir.
Heading east out of Park City, you can hop on Route-150 toward Evanston, WY and drive along the scenic Mirror Lake Highway. There are endless opportunities for adventure pit-stops along this road! Provo River Falls, Lofty Lake Loop Hike, Ruth Lake, Bald Mountain and its namesake Mirror Lake, just to name a few. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the way, if you’re lucky you might even spot a moose!