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Snowshoeing in Park City

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Snowshoeing has served as a way of getting around deep snow areas for thousands of years and has been traced back to around the year 4000 BC, but back then, snowshoes were used out of necessity. There weren’t concrete streets or sidewalks, plowed or shoveled by city workers or neighbors—just fields of open land that stretched out for miles—and although it was possible to cross by breaking through, wearing snowshoes made the walk much more efficient. Today, we tend to look at snowshoeing as another way to exercise, and although the sport had lost favor for a while, outdoor enthusiasts are rediscovering a liking for the sport, with Park City offering hundreds of trails that are perfect for experiencing the fun of snowshoeing! We at Park City Hotels are excited about this new again sport and have compiled this guide to snowshoeing in Park City, reminding travelers that even as you cut across that pristine snow, all trails lead back to the comforts of our Park City Hotels seasonal sanctuaries.

The Equipment

The best part of snowshoeing is the realization that you don’t need a lot of fancy, expensive equipment, and there are plenty of shops in Park City that rent out what is needed. A pair of snowshoes and a set of snowshoe poles will get you started, both of which can be rented at places such as Silver Star Ski & Sport (1825 Three Kings Drive #85) or Park City Sport (1335 Lowell Avenue #104). Warm clothing, moisture-wicking long underwear, and sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glare of the snow are also recommended and will probably already be included in the suitcase you packed for your Utah adventures.

Where to Go Snowshoeing in Park City

Now that you are equipped for the hike, it is time to discover where in Park City is a great place to snowshoe, and our favorite place, the Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter, is our best suggestion! Spreading out over 1200 acres and providing many miles of trails, travelers have the opportunity to take a guided tour on Saturday mornings beginning at 8 AM or can take a self-guided tour any day of the week. Maps can be picked up at the EcoCenter, and reservations for guided tours can be made by calling (435) 649-1767.

Warmth Found Here

After a day of trekking along the trails of Park City, coming home to Park City Hotels every night will bring you warmth, comfort, and numerous ways to relax! Reserve your favorite sanctuary today. Browse our incredible collection of 2024 Park City condo rentals, too!

FAQs About Snowshoeing in Park City

  • Is snowshoeing still popular?

    Although snowshoeing got its start as a way of simply hiking from place to place when the snow was too deep, today, it is a very popular sport that many travelers enjoy trying during their fabulous Park City vacation. It can also be a great way to get in your steps if you are following some kind of routine and is a really great workout as well.

  • Where can I snowshoe in Park City?

    There are hundreds of miles of trails that will be perfect for your snowshoeing experience, with the Gambel Oak Loop being one of our favorites. Stretching out nearly 4 miles and taking snowshoers through some of Park City’s most stunning landscapes, your time in Park City will bring some fantastic memories when you explore this beautiful trail.

  • Are there any snowshoe tours I can take during my stay?

    All Season’s Adventures offers the best snowshoe tours in town for guests 6 years of age and up, no matter how much experience you have at snowshoeing. Their Moonlight Dinner Tour, Star Gazer Tour, and Snowshoes to S’mores Tour are three of their most popular, offering romance and deliciousness to your vacation experience.

  • Why should I choose Park City Hotels for my vacation sanctuary?

    When your first name is Park City, you have to be sure that the homes you provide stand up to the name, and we work hard to do just that! We believe that every guest deserves to be pampered and spoiled and so our properties are filled with luxury, style, and all the comforts of home.