The May through October season is the season for warmer weather outdoor adventures in Park City, UT where seemingly endless activity options are available for families, couples and individuals looking to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Of course you’ve got mountain biking trails and hiking trails galore with views of scenic mountains and everywhere you look. Camping spots are abundant and fishing is a favorite past time of both Park City locals and those who vacation in the area or are just passing through. It’s no secret that Park City is the home to some of the most popular ski resorts not only in the nation, but in the world, and even the warm weather resort activities are enough to keep the city on the map.
One of Park City’s best ways to enjoy the summer to early fall season is by taking a rafting trip with friends or family. The Park City area is not only home to miles of mountain ranges, there are also lots of rivers in the area that are perfect for river trips both for beginners and more advanced rafters who are looking for an extra thrill.
Located just 30 minutes from Park City is the Provo Canyon which hosts Robert Redford’s “Sundance Resort” and the Weber Canyon nearby has a large river of its own. Trips down both of these rivers are available to rafters for guided tours and include daily whitewater trips.
The Provo River is 6 miles long and hosts whitewater trips ranging from about an hour and a half to about two hours long. Those who choose this river rafting tour might spot any number of river wildlife, old train bridges and a variety of birds.
The Weber River is a more advanced option (a level II and III) and provides a little more whitewater during the journey. Groups between 4 to 7 people can share a raft as they enjoy 12 miles of river lasting about 3 to 4 hours. Rafters of the Weber River can expect to get quite wet as this stretch of river has plenty or rapids.
To prepare for a river rafting experience near Park City, there are a few things every person should bring including a swimming suit or quick drying clothing, shoes that can get wet, sunglasses, sunscreen and sun protective attire, a camera or video camera and perhaps a hat with a visor to shield the eyes from the sun above.