Hiking Near Park City Utah

By Melissa Hilton

With over 8,000 acres of preserved open space and roughly 400 miles of recreational trails, Park City and the surrounding area is the ultimate destination for outdoor fun in the high mountain desert. Whether you plan to zip the down the trails on your bike, mosey along on foot, or park yourself along the river, Park City’s many outdoor shops have stocked everything you need to ensure your days in the great outdoors are a smashing success. Here’s a roundup of our favorite trail essentials.

Hoka One Challenger ATR Trail Shoes
1615 Park Ave., Park City 435-649-4800 / colesport.com

Hoka One Challenger ATR Trail ShoesHoka One Challenger ATR trail shoes, available at Cole Sport, will ensure your feet are comfy and protected while traversing Park City’s terrific trails. Rated the “2015 Trail Shoe of the Year” by Competitor Magazine, Hoka Ones are sprightly, light-weight, incredibly stable, well- cushioned, durable and offer your feet all the protection they need.

Fishpond Sushi RollFishpond Sushi Roll
1600 Park Ave., Park City 435-649-4949 / jans.com

Say goodbye to flattened, broken, crushed, soggy flies and streamers. The Fishpond Sushi Roll, available at Jans, is a unique, innovative, conveniently sized carry system that stores and protects streamer flies. When open, it lays flat as a working platform where you can view all your streamers, making it easy
to identify just the one you need. When rolled up, a special dimension between layers gives your streamers space to breathe so they can dry. And the Velcro strap keeps everything in place, making it easy to store year after year.

Surly Moonlander Special OpsSurly Moonlander Special OpsSurly Moonlander Special Ops
1825 3 Kings Dr., Park City
435-645-7827 /

Fat is where it’s at! The on-trend fat-tire, Surly Moonlander Special Ops, available at Silver Star Ski and Sport, is meant to go beyond where average bikes (and even normal fat bikes) can go. Its 4.8” tires on 100 mm rims allow for very low pressure, providing incredible traction on all kinds of surfaces — trail or no trail. Like all Surly framesets, the Moonlander is made from 4130 cro-moly steel, with special tubing designed exclusively for this frame. And if you get so psyched you realize your speed is faster than you want, no worries! The hydraulic SRAM Guide Brakes will slow you down in a hurry.

Dillon Optics SunglassesDillon Optics Sunglasses
751 Main St., Park City
435-645-3939 / allsportseyewear.com

You’ve never seen shades like these before. Stylish on the outside, hard-working throughout, Dillon Optics’ brand-new NIR lens technology reduces internal reflections within the lens, resulting in noticeably sharper clarity. These cool, comfortable sunglasses block 100% of harmful UV light and meet the highest impact resistance standards, making them the perfect choice for your outdoor Park City experience.

Troy Lee Designs Skyline Bike ShortsTroy Lee Designs Skyline Bike Shorts
1790 Bonanza Dr., Park City
435-649-8710 / whitepinetouring.com

You can’t control those gnarly switchbacks or the pitch of that steep climb — but you can make sure you’re comfortable when tackling them. With Skyline Bike Shorts, the adjustable waist ensures a perfect fit that won’t irritate, chafe or interfere with knee pads. Multiple pockets with zippers keep your
keys, phone and cash safe, while the ideal hem length, moisture-wicking polyester/spandex blend and two- way stretch allows for a full range of motion, ensuring maximum performance.

Available in men’s and women’s at White Pine Touring.

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