Are you looking for a Park City winter activity other than skiing? Why not hire a guide and head to a local river or waterway for a day of Utah winter fly fishing? Just a quick drive outside of Park City there is quality fly fishing all year long! ( A lot of people come from other states where they’re used to a fishing season that may end in December and not reopen until April of the next year, but not here in Utah!)
As fly fishing is a relaxing, fun adventure that offers a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the ski scene, it is a great way to get outside and enjoy the Park City winter weather. Go ahead and put away your cell phone for a few hours and spend time with family or friends in the peace of the great outdoors. The rivers are generally less crowded, too, which can make it even more special. If you live in Park City or are visiting our beautiful city, the fishing gets really good in mid-January, February and March. That’s when the hatches tend to be stronger and you find more fish on the surface, rising to adult bids, which puts dry fishing into the game.
For local fly fishing, visit the Provo River, the Weber River or the Jordanelle Reservoir, all within 30 minutes of Park City.
As winter is in full swing in Park City, it’s important to be aware of the weather and to wear layers in order to accommodate swings in temperature, wind, and snow. Being prepared for cold weather with things like good waders, gloves, and a hat allows you to stay outside and get the most out of the trip. Also, with the high mountain altitude and not unlike any other Park City winter activity, pay attention to your hydration and sun exposure. Don’t forget to bring lots of bottled water and sunscreen.