Summer Travel: Park City

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Park City with Kids

A Guide to Summer Travel in Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah is a quick flight or a memorable road trip away from Las Vegas, and the perfect destination for outdoor summer fun. First, it’s much much cooler, we’re talking 85 degrees, 90 degrees max. There is limitless outdoor adventure for the entire family in Park City. 

Yes, Park City, Utah is an international destination for winter sports, but when the snow melts more fun awaits. Alpine coaster, bobsledding, zip lines, water sports, hiking, and mountain biking are all part of the summer fun for your family. 

Frontier has non-stop flights to Salt Lake City for less than $150 roundtrip,  or load up the kids and hit the road because it’s just right up the I-15. 

Things to do in Park City with Kids

Utah Olympic Park is the site of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The park is full of fun for everyone in the family. You have 3.5 hours to get in the most fun you can handle. 

The nearly 400-acre venue houses one of only four sliding tracks in North America, six Nordic ski jumps, a 2002 Winter Games museum, and a multitude of adventure activities. Utah Olympic Park is a dynamic multi-use facility focused on developing and growing participation in winter sports in the state of Utah and is an official USOC Training Site.

Purchase a Gold Pass

The Gold Pass includes a 3.5 hour session of unlimited use of Alpine Slide, Extreme Tubing, Extreme Zip, Freestyle Zip, Discovery Course, Canyon Course, Summit Course, Drop Tower, Airbag Jumps + Scenic Chairlifts for your scheduled session. Please check session times below. Each session is limited to 250 participants. Online reservations are highly recommended.

Gold Pass Sessions exclude Summer Bobsled Experience, Zip Line Tour, and Guided Tours

$80 per person | May 28 – July 1
$85 per person | July 2 – August 14

May 28 – August 14 | Daily

Session #1 | 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Session #2 | 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

TIPS: 

Sign the online waiver before you arrive to save time. 

Check the guidelines for each attraction to know what is available to everyone in the family. There are age limits, height and weight maximums and minimums. You can find the attraction guidelines here. 

Remember, you have 3.5 hours at the park. Plan ahead and know what you want to do while there and don’t be late!

Other options for Utah Olympic Park

Jumpside Session Passes
Summer Bobsled Experience

Don’t forget to explore the Alf Engen Ski Museum before you leave. Explore the museum, take in some history and grab a few Olympic photos before hitting the gift shop for souvenirs. 

Sam LOVED the ropes course. He made the weight cut off by a few ounces but he conquered it and came down with the biggest smile on his face!

Discovery Course: Minimum weight is 35 lbs, max is 225 lbs, under 46″ tall; Must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.

The alpine slide is a must for everyone, at least everyone over the age of 3 years. Sam did the slide alone, but he was a bit too light to really get momentum, so he caused quite the traffic jam. Next time, we’ll pair him with an adult for faster a faster sliding experience.
(See the photo above for the traffic jam on the alpine slide)

Alpine Slide: Must be 48″ tall to drive. Must be at least 3 years of age and under 48″ to ride as a passenger.

Park City Mountain is open for the summer and there is so much to do there as a family. There is so much to do on Park City Mountain with the kids or you can take time away and treat yourself to golf or a spa session. 

Of course there are scenic lift rides, but there’s also an alpine slide, a mountain coaster, miniature golf, ziplines, gem panning, a kids’ ropes course, a climbing wall, the Legacy Launcher, and the super amazing Flying Eagle Zipline perfect for the kids. There’s also hiking and mountain biking. 

Plus the Park City Farmer’s Market runs May through October, on Wednesdays from 11am – 5pm. 

Summer Attractions at Park City Mountain

Each attraction has rules and requirements so be sure to check those before you book your tickets. Park City Mountain is amazing at keeping its phone line and website updated with attraction details. If there is rain or lightning, some attractions may close until they deem it safe.

There are lots of ways to experience Park City Mountain in the summer. You can buy individual attraction passes or combo passes.  

Park City Mountain Summer Pricing

Park City Mountain Summer Schedule

May 27 – June 16

  • Adventure Park: 11AM – 6PM, Monday – Sunday
  • Payday Chair: 11 AM – 5PM, Monday – Sunday

June 17 – September 5

  • Adventure Park: 10AM – 7PM, Monday – Sunday
  • Payday Chair: 10AM – 6PM, Monday – Sunday
  • Crescent Chair: 10AM – 7PM, Monday – Sunday
  • Town Chair: 10AM – 6PM, Monday – Sunday
  • Red Pine Gondola: 10AM – 6PM, Monday – Sunday
  • Cabriolet: 9:30AM – 6:30PM, Saturday & Sunday

September 6 – October 2

  • Adventure Park: 11AM – 6PM, Thursday – Sunday
  • Payday Lift: 11AM – 5PM, Thursday – Sunday
  • Crescent Chair: 11AM – 6PM, Thursday – Sunday
Without a doubt one of the best experiences we’ve had as a family.

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Last summer I came across Rancho Luna Lobos when planning a trip to Park City and we’ve thought about that experience every day since. Henry is very interested in wolves, huskies, and dog sledding as a sport, so it was an experience that totally wowed him in every way. Dana and Fernando are some of the most incredible people you will have the privilege of meeting, and along with their incredible children, they run a rescue, boarding facility, and an award-winning dog sledding program. 

In addition to all of that, they also offer dog sled safari tours in the summer, mushing in the winter, and summer camp! So after our dog sledding safari last summer we were 100% in for summer camp in 2022. 

Stay tuned for the boys’ summer camp adventures. You can follow along on Instagram.

It’s hard to capture it all in words, it’s simply something you have to experience. I cried through our entire tour as Dana and Fernando shared the stories of their dogs, their philosophy on caring for them, their family, and their genuine love for every little furry soul that crosses their path. They shared history, the shared loved, and they shared such an amazing passion in everything they do.

Book an experience with Ranco Luna Lobos

Woodward Park City is this amazing sports complex that offers so many options. It’s definitely something that should be on your list of things to do in Park City with kids. 

While it’s definitely worthy of a planned trip of its own, Woodward Park City is also an excellent back-up plan if Mother Nature rains on the family fun. 

Woodward Park City offers 2 hours sessions for skateboarding, parkour, BMX, scooter, inline skate, cheer, and tumbling. The facility is open daily from 10am – 8pm and advance reservations are recommended. Trust me, they do book up. Sessions start at $30. 

See the Indoor Hub

The Action Sports Hub is an action sports paradise with trampolines, foam pits, airbags, parkour, mega-ramp, mini-ramp, spring floors, pump track, and a 10,000 square foot indoor concrete skatepark*.  It’s also the place to try Woodward’s one-of-a-kind ParkBoard™ and ParkSki™ equipment included with your session. 

Sessions begin every hour on the hour and include supervision and support from Woodward Zone Coaches stationed throughout the Hub. 

Children between the ages 1-6 are restricted to our private Micro Clubhouse.

Rental equipment, including helmets, is available for an additional fee (subject to availability). Helmets are required, pads are recommended and encouraged. 

On your first visit to Woodward Park City, you will link up with one of our passionate coaches for an Experiential Tour that teaches you how to safely use all our activity zones and equipment. All sessions and Experiential Tours begin promptly at the top of the hour. 

Take a 20-minute scenic drive to this farmstead in Midway, Utah. Hay rides, dairy tours, grazing cows, and fresh artisan cheese awaits you here. 

Providing others with a memorable experience is at the heart of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, a small family dairy farm and creamery nestled in the quaint community of Midway, Utah. For nearly 100 years the Kohler family has been producing premium milk – pure, rich & creamy – to delight their consumers. In 2011, the family built a new creamery and began using their farm’s milk to handcraft and age artisan cheese.

Farm tours are offered to give you the chance to meet the ladies who make the milk for the artisan cheese. 

Book a farm tour

Mozzerella making classes are offered throughout the year. If you happen to be in the area when one is offered, you don’t want to miss it. 

Historic Park City is full of family fun. Grab an ice cream at Java Cow and enjoy a stroll through shops, museums, restaurants, and more. 

Explore Historic Park City with Kids

Some of our favorite places along Main Street include: 

Atticus Coffee, Books, and Teahouse
Backdoor Delicatessen
Burns Cowboy Shop
Chimayo
Tupelo Park City

Fletchers
Dolly’s Bookstore
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Escape Room Park City 
Firewood
Park City Museum 
Red Banjo Pizza
and of course Java Cow!

Check the event calendar for fun happenings

Don’t miss the Park Silly Sunday Market that runs through September. 

The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter is a 1,200 acre nature Preserve and a 10,000 square foot LEED Platinum building with interactive exhibits about the surrounding environment. We offer weekly nature tours, wildlife viewing opportunities, summer camps, environmental education for children and adults, evening lecture series, and a gift shop with local and eco-friendly art. Visit the EcoCenter to learn more about our wetland ecosystem and the 10 miles of trails to explore!

EcoCenter Summer Hours
Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm 
Monday – Tuesday Closed

Summer Calendar of Events

Visiting Swaner Preserve and the EcoCenter is a great outing and one of our favorite things to do in Park City with kids. 

We are excited for the late-night firefly walk on our last night in Park City this summer!

Did you know that there are fireflies on the Swaner Preserve? Join our naturalists to explore the wetlands of the Preserve at night to look for its brightest inhabitants!
This family-friendly event is a great way to learn about the wonderful world of fireflies.

More Things to do in Park City with Kids

Staying local? Don’t forget to check out everything there is to do in Las Vegas with your family! 

Visit our community calendar

Download the Summer Bucket List

Join a Summer Reading Challenge

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