Spending time away from the hustle and bustle of life, savoring time in Park City, Utah is always a treat for travelers. Brimming over with options for fun, Park City is a place where it’s just as easy to spend time shopping and dining your way through a stay as it is to check out amazing spas, hiking trails, theaters, and more. It’s also a destination packed with opportunities to make the most of a scenic drive in Park City or two. The following are wonderful additions to an itinerary when you’re looking to round out your getaway with some gorgeous routes to follow.
When you’re looking for a beautiful mountain pass that runs between Big Cottonwood Canyon and Park City, Guardsman Pass is it. This popular Park City Utah scenic drive offers up views of everything from wildlife and wildflowers to stunning landscapes and summits. A trip along Guardsman Pass takes adventurers through Deer Valley Resort and into Big Cottonwood Canyon. There are plenty of alpine meadows to admire along the way and in total, this route is about 15 miles and ideally traversed between May and November. Set aside at least an hour of time for a full out and back experience on Guardsman Pass.
Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
Driving your way to scenic fun is easy to do when you have Mirror Lake Scenic Byway in your sights. This is a route that’s best enjoyed between May and October, and you’ll want to have at least 3 hours of time set aside to complete the out and back experience. One of the features that makes this route so unique is that it winds its way through Utah’s highest mountain range through terrain that runs from Kamas to the Unita-Wasatch Cache National Forest. Mirror Lake is a highlight of this drive and there are plenty of waterfalls, campsites, hiking trails, and smaller lakes to admire and enjoy along the way too. If you have added time at the end of your drive, consider adding routes like Emigration Canyon and Alpine Loop Scenic Byway to the itinerary!
Finding your way to Park City is always a good idea and making sure you have luxurious accommodations too is even better. Reach out to the team at Summit Luxury Vacations today to learn more about our exciting and inviting property options in the area and how we can help you turn those travel plans into a Park City reality soon!