Summer Views in Park City, Utah

Summer Views in Park City, Utah


Marla Meridith Travel Photos from Park City Utah

As most of you all ready know I was recently in Park City, Utah for the super awesome evo’11 conference. During one of the panel sessions my Energizer Bunny self snuck out and made my way downtown with camera(s) in hand. What a treat it was! I am a mountain girl at heart. Any opportunity I have to be outside embraced and hugged by giant peaks is a very special treat.

Park City is a charming town and I wanted to share some of it’s beauty with you. In my post The Great Outdoors,a Bear, Boots, Bloggers and Friends I shared some snippets taken with my iPhone. Here is a little more to entice you…..

Direction Signs in park City Utah by Marla Meridith

Please don’t let this travel post confuse you with where I am right now. Telluride. I told you I am obsessed with the mountains and get out of the OC as often as possible to be in my *happy place* Love those direction signs above, in this lifetime I need to visit  each and everyone of those places….

Vintage mountain mining town USA in summer

Like most of the small mountain towns, Park City was a robust mining town. It was founded in 1869. PC has a fabulous history that is reflected in the preservation of it’s beautiful buildings.

Marla Meridith Travel Photos from Park City UtahSymbols of that history are everywhere you turn.

Marla Meridith Travel Photos from Park City Utah

PC has the yearly Food and Wine Classic. Now that sounds like a lot of fun. Have you guys ever been to a foodie festival? If so which ones.  I would love to go to this one some day.

Park City Food and Wine Festival Utah

I visited town on a Saturday morning between 9-11am. People were out grabbing coffee, enjoying brunch, running, cycling and smiling. The blue bird skies and mountain views could put a grin on anyone’s face.

Cyclists in downtown Park City Utah

Flowers were in full bloom everywhere. Bright, vibrant colors…..

Marla Meridith Travel Photos from Park City Utah

The dogs were happy too. Isn’t this Weimaranar darling?

Weimaraner Dog in Ski Town USA by Marla Meridith

The homes are full of local charm and creativity.

Local home in mountain town USA by Marla Meridith

These old rustic buildings tempt me to take a few pieces home for props. It is very hard to look and not touch.

Old barn home in Park City Utah

The colors of the buildings are no less bright than the flowers…..Check out that playful garden sculpture made out of snow shovels.

Marla Meridith Travel Photos from Park City Utah

All shades of purples, turquoise and everything in between play beautifully off the bluebird skies.

Marla Meridith Travel Photos from Park City Utah

A little vintage Americana theme in this house……I love those little hanging lanterns and the Jeep is cool too.

Marla Meridith Travel Photos from Park City Utah

Snowboards, skis, and all kinds of treasures adorn the sides of buildings.

Marla Meridith Travel Photos from Park City Utah

People say the skiing is amazing in Utah. The snow is dry, fluffy and abundant. I have never skied there but hope to try it some day. There are an abundance of mountain resorts to choose from. Each have their own unique characteristics. Everyone I talked to there had a favorite for very specific reasons. From The Canyons, to Deer Valley, Park City, Alta, Sundance……I have no doubt in my mind each mountain is heavenly.

Must. Visit. All.

Homes in Park City Utah by Marla Meridith

In the mean time you can find me tucked away in my sweet little box canyon. Do you have a favorite mountain hideaway? Have you ever been to Park City?

To learn more about Park City…..

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51 Responses to Summer Views in Park City, Utah

  1. We did an extended family vacation in this area during the summer and it was an amazing place. Utah in general is an amazingly, beautiful place. Your lovely pictures are a welcome reminder of our trip. Even the pic of the Weimaramar reminds me of our family pet of 17 years when I was a child! Thanks.

  2. Gorgeous! My husband lived in PC for a while, so I’ve showing him all these pictures asking him, HAVE YOU BEEN THERE? WHAT ABOUT THERE? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT SIGN?

    He’s not annoyed at all.

  3. Marla it looks sooooo beautiful there…and your pics are so vibrant, crisp, clear, amazing…you just blow me away every day with your photography and how you continue to grow and just make me feel like I am RIGHT there with you.

    So happy for you that you had this time away.

    And I love that teal bldg with the murals on the side of it. That is so me right there!

  4. Marla, you captured my home town so beautifully and I’m so glad you’ve shared it with your readers. The pictures are beautiful! Head on out this winter for a little ski trip, we’d love to have you!

  5. We used to drive through there every week or two on trucking runs — SO beautiful coming down the mountains and seeing PC nestled in the slopes (except when the roads were icy!) Your photos and descriptions made a beautiful travelogue, Marla! Lots of happy memories there!

  6. Wow. Utah was actually one of the last places in my mind to visit (I’m actually listening to Book of Mormons the broadway musical right now; it’s hilarious), but now I’m enamored. I don’t think I’d visit in the winter, but the summer scene is utterly gorgeous!

    • Sophia, any time of year I do believe you would love the scenery. There is so much to do in mountain towns in the summer. The other bonus is that the are cooler than sea level locations. Love that crisp mountain air! “Book of Mormons” Interesting!

  7. What beautiful photos. I have never been to the USA and not likely to get there now so I love seeing photos about the other side of the world. Diane

  8. Utah seems to be one of those places that is picturesque from border to border. I can’t wait to go back some day. Thanks for your informative post on Park City – looks like a fun place to visit!

  9. My dad lived in Park City in the 1930s when it was a real mining town. Then the mine went bankrupt and they ended up giving their house back to the bank, so sad! It’s been fun watching how much it has changed over the years since I was a kid.

    • Oh Kalyn that is not so good. The mining thing is a bit sketchy at best. Seems to be the only folks who benefited the most were the mine owners. Being here in Telluride I hear lots of similar stories to your families.

    • Oh good! I am glad my clicks make you want to head back to PC. I would love to do a winter girls trip. Heck, spring, summer or fall would be great too!

    • I am actually very close to Ouray right now in Telluride. Just a ride up & over the mountain. A very BIG mountain! I hear it is beautiful but I have never been. One day for sure!

  10. I’ve never been to Park City, but I think you have captured the essence in all these gorgeous photos! Sounds like EVO was a fun event, wish I could have been there.

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