Park City will play host to two stages of the 2013 Tour of Utah. The tour will pass through Park City’s Historic District with a sprint and a climb up and over Guardsman Pass during Stage 5 (Saturday, Aug. 10). In addition, Park City's Historic Main Street will serve as the Start and Finish for the challenging and final Stage 6 (Sunday, Aug. 11) which includes two epic climbs up and over Wolf Creek Ranch and up and over Guardsman Pass followed by a speedy descent into Park City. The champion of the 2013 Tour of Utah will be crowned on Historic Main Street following the race.
Within Park City limits, altitudes range from 6,720 ft. to 8,460 ft. above sea level, while the surrounding Wasatch Mountains rise to over 10,000 ft. A week or even a few days in this historic former silver mining town is far more memorable than your average vacation destination. And one of the most surprising reasons for this fact hits you before you even arrive. The scenic mountain hideaway with three full-service, year-round resorts is extremely accessible, situated just a 35-minute ride from Salt Lake City International Airport. After you arrive, enjoy over 100 restaurants and bars, world-class lodging properties, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, and hundreds of stores and shops. If you’re interested in Park City lodging options, check out lodging deals:
STAY & PLAY IN PARK CITY
Why not spend the weekend in cool, comfortable Park City? Our three world-class resorts: Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort, as well as Utah Olympic Park convert their lifts and runs into miles of biking and hiking trails and endless summer activities.
PARK CITY RESTAURANTS
Park City's many award-winning restaurants are among the finest in the Intermountain West, reflecting many different culinary styles and influences. With 100+ restaurants and bars, there's something for every taste and every mood.
LOCAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
- Park City has as many music festivals, free concerts and cultural events as we have wooded trails. Spend a few days in Park City and enjoy the race, and the many other events happening throughout Park City during the week.
- The 2013 SRAM pART PROJECT runs July 26-August 25. Artists transform bike parts into art, the art is auctioned off and the proceeds help people in need through World Bicycle Relief. The displayed art pieces will be available for purchase through an eBay auction that will run from August 6th-August 12th. The exhibit will not be open to the general public on August 11. See below for links and details.
- August 11: Park City hosts the overall finish for the Tour of Utah; Noon - 2:00 p.m. Chalk the Course at the Finish Line; backcountry.com Lifestyle Expo 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Bike Valet for the Race (Sunday, Aug. 11): Cole Sports will be offering bike valet services in the backcountry.com Lifestyle Expo area.
- Sundays (including August 11): Park Silly Sunday Market is an eco-friendly open air market and street festival located on Park City's Historic Main Street held every Sunday from early June through the end of September, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Activities include a farmer's market, kids activities, live music, artisans, performance art, Bloody Mary bar, gourmet food, local produce, beer garden, arts & crafts.
PARK CITY MUSEUM
The Park City Museum, located on historic Main Street, is another perfect option to bring the family and explore its many treasures and Park City history. Wondering what to do with kids while you wait for the finish? The Museum offers many options for families to explore including educational backpacks which guide families through the exhibits and provide them with fun, hands-on activities to dig deeper into Park City’s fascinating past!
MAIN STREET GALLERIES
The art scene is alive and well in Park City, with numerous galleries to browse on Main Street and in Kimball Junction.
- Cycling and Art - two things that define Park City. Another great pairing: World Bicycle Relief and the Kimball Art Center. The 2013 pART PROJECT runs July 26-August 25. Artists transform bike parts into art, the art is auctioned off and the proceeds help people in need through World Bicycle Relief. Welcome to the SRAM pART PROJECT, making art that makes a difference. pART features work from 25 artists who received the same box of 100 SRAM bike components. The artists then transformed the bike parts into distinctive art pieces, by using 25 of the 100 pieces. The art pieces will be auctioned on EBay with proceeds going toward World Bicycle Relief, the Kimball Art Center as well as the artists. The displayed art pieces will be available for purchase through an eBay auction that will run from August 6th-August 12th. The works will be available for purchase with a price to buy immediately. The exhibit will not be open to the general public on August 11.
Hit the quaint shops on Historic Main Street, offering everything from handmade furniture, books and sportswear to art collectibles and Western antiques.