There’s nothing quite like a Sunday drive in the mountains. The fresh, crisp air. Birdsong and wildlife. Aspen leaves shimmering in the breeze. While that might sound delightful, there are ways to actually elevate the experience. Literally.
When it comes to getting the best views of Park City, there are several options. You could even say, the sky’s the limit.
Get a bird’s eye view over the Jordanelle with Park City Paragliding, which offers flights weekday mornings and customizes them to each passenger. From smooth and scenic to an adrenaline-packed aerobatic flight, tandem flights allow passengers to steer or sit back and enjoy the view.
HOT AIR BALLOONING
“Rise and shine” takes on new meaning with a hot air balloon. You will truly rise with the sun and enjoy the tranquility of a one-hour early morning hot air balloon ride. Flight participants enjoy a celebratory champagne toast post-fl ight along with a certificate of ascension.
Take your Park City experience to new heights by zip lining at Park City Resort. The Lookout Zip Line flies you across the canyon between Lookout Peak and Red Pine Lodge, spanning over 2,100 feet. For those who prefer to soar a little closer to the ground, the Red Pine Zip Line offers an 800-foot-long treetop ride through the Red Pine Lodge area.
If you really want to spread your wings and fl y like an Olympian, check out the Extreme Zip Line at the Utah Olympic Park. Th e Extreme Zip Line gives riders the sensation of soaring off the K120 jump.
SCENIC CHAIRLIFT RIDE
Take in grand views of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains as you enjoy a leisurely ride up one of Deer Valley’s three scenic chairlift s. At the base you can take the Silver Lake Express. From mid-mountain, hop on Sterling Express. And from Empire Canyon, Ruby Express will whisk you to the top.
Once you’ve ascended, stretch your legs and explore one of the many hiking trails that wander through Deer Valley. Or simply enjoy the fresh, alpine air at the top before re-boarding the chairlift for your ride back down. Those hiking up the mountain can enjoy a complimentary chairlift ride down.