The 12 Best Views in Park City, Utah for a Social Snap
The 12 Best Views in Park City Utah for a Scenic Social Snap
Still searching for the ultimate backdrop to your perfected selfie smize? In addition to offering some of the best ski sites in the country, Park City also has some of the most beautiful views in the United States. The ski-town is bordered with scenic, foliage and snow-lined mountains, and offers scenery that locals love to boast about (I mean, can you blame them?). Some local pastime favorites include picnics with a view and mountain biking along the ridges of the Wasatch Mountains, which is a part of the Rocky Mountain Range located in Utah. From fall to spring, summer to winter, Park City is the ideal location for photography opportunities all year long.
Since there are so many beautiful views to choose from, we compiled a list of the best scenic spots in Park City. Whether you use this list as inspiration or as a “How To Guide,” we know these spots are perfect to snap your best selfie shot after visiting your favorite Park City coffee shop or on your way to the best restaurants in Park City. And if you have room, packing a portable tripod will help you capture the perfect shot.
Best Social Snap Spots in Park City
When it’s not hosting the famous Sundance Film Festival, Park City is home to some of the best ski resorts and mountain views in the country. With that comes, you’ve guessed it, some epic snowy views! Most of these spots are in the heart of Park City but some of the hiking trails span towards Salt Lake City and beyond. With so many different sights along the way, the journeys you take during your Park City stay will create timeless memories that will elevate your social media feed. Ain’t no mountain high enough… for a selfie!
1 | Deer Valley | If you’re looking for a snow-capped view close to Kimball Junction, you must check out Deer Valley! The sweeping views here bring people to Park City year after year. Even though pictures don’t do it justice, it is a picture-perfect spot to capture the beauty of Park City.
WHERE: 2250 Deer Valley Dr. S, Park City, UT 84060 | WHO: 435-649-1000
2 | Park City Mountain | Whether you want a great shot zooming down a mountainside or pictures from the peak, Park City Mountain is a wonderful spot for families to visit and leave with a family snapshot to hang on the walls at home. Known for its family-friendly atmosphere, Park City Mountain welcomes newbies to the ski, snowboard, and winter sports world!
WHERE: 1345 Lowell Ave, Park City, UT 84060 | WHO: 435-649-8111
3 | Empire Pass Ridge | Did you know iPhone tripods can double as walking sticks? Just kidding, but Empire Pass Ridge does offer an exciting hiking trail that leads to stunning views of Park City perfect for selfies. It is about 1.6 miles to the peak, and you can even hop on the chairlift to go even higher. If you ride up, be prepared for the hike down!
WHERE: 7715 Village Way, Park City, UT 84060 | WHO: 800-558-3337
4 | Red Tail Grill | If you’re wondering how a restaurant made it on this list, we can assure you that this cozy eatery has some of the best views in town. Enjoy a delicious meal or a glass of wine as you overlook the mountains from the deck. Red Tail Grill is a cozy spot to visit after a long day on the slopes or when you need a delicious bite.
WHERE: 3855 Grand Summit Park Dr., Park City, UT 84098 | WHO: 435-615-8068
5 | Bridal Veil Falls | Just a short drive from Park City, the Bridal Veil Falls is a double cataract waterfall that cascades along the south end of Provo Canyon. Pack a picnic and enjoy a meal at one of the grassy spots overlooking the falls. The falls are open year-round and make for some gorgeous pictures during every season. If you head there in the winter months, the sometimes frozen falls make for an icy selfie!
WHERE: 220 West Center St. Ste. 100, Provo, UT 84604 | WHO: 800-222-8824
6 | St. Regis Deer Valley | Known for its luxurious atmosphere, the St. Regis Deer Valley offers spectacular postcard-worthy mountain views. Whether enjoying dinner or an evening stroll, the resort has amazing picturesque areas to view the Wasatch Mountains. We especially recommend visiting during the fall when the warm auburn and striking ochre color foliage is the perfect backdrop for a social snap.
WHERE: 2300 Deer Valley Dr. E, Park City, UT 84060 | WHO: 435-940-5700
7 | Emigration Canyon | Popular amongst cyclists, Emigration Canyon spreads throughout Utah, with parts going right through Park City. It is one of the most popular scenic drives in Utah and for good reason. Once you reach the top of the canyon, you will see views of the Salt Lake Valley and the Little Dell Reservoir. You can also follow the canyons on the hiking trail that runs along its path.
WHERE: Highway 80, Park City, UT
8 | Silver Lake | Neighboring Deer Valley, Silver Lake has a trail that is reserved for foot traffic only. So, if you’re looking for a mountain biking trail with views, Silver Lake may not be the spot for you. Hikers can enjoy the tranquility of the serene mountainside and its stunning landscape. Visitors also have the option to take the chairlift up and hike down or to hike up the trail and take the lift down for free. At the peak, don’t forget to take a selfie with Bald Mountain right behind you!
WHERE: Silver Lake Dr., Park City, UT 84060
9 | Rob’s Trail | Decorated with beautiful wildflowers along the trail, Rob’s Trail is popular for mountain bikers and bird watching. But the best part of this trail is it’s dog-friendly! Hikers can take a selfie at the peak of the trail with their favorite pup. Another popular way to enjoy this trail is to walk on the way up and sled on the way down, but keep in mind that this trail does close during the winter months.
WHERE: Bear Hollow Drive, Park City, UT
10 | Donut Falls | Donut Falls is popular amongst locals and visitors alike. It’s a fairly easy trail that is surrounded by beautiful Park City views. The falls are remarkable and make for a fantastic photo backdrop. Right past the falls, there is a cave that is incredible for pictures, but proceed to this area with caution as it is not recommended for inexperienced hikers. Reaching about three miles in total, donut forget (Sorry, I had to!) to bring your camera for this short hike!
WHERE: 10100 Big Cottonwood Canyon, North Salt Lake, UT 84121
11 | Guardsman Pass | Majestic during every season, Guardsman Pass is a one-of-a-kind drive. Stop along the way in one of the parking spots at the summit for breathtaking views and a serious photo opportunity. You can head to this summit right off of Deer Valley Drive, which starts in the heart of Park City.
WHERE: 1845 E Cedar Trails Way, Park City, UT 84005
12 | Armstrong Trail | With trees galore, take a real walk through nature on the Armstrong Trail. This pet-friendly trail allows you to bring your four-legged hiking partner along on a leash. Enjoy the wildlife along the way and pose for pictures through the lush greenery. This trail is popular amongst locals and gets busy on the weekends. This trail is also known for moose and deer sightings, which can make for great shots from afar, as well. Who knows, maybe you’ll make some friends with the wildlife!
WHERE: 1825 Three Kings Dr., Park City, UT 84060
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Last Tips on the Best Views in Park City
When it comes to taking pictures, crowds are often the last thing you want to see in the background. Step into nature and find the best views Park City has to offer! Whether you’re looking for places for your influencer photo shoot, or just want a nice background for your family photo, the 12 best views in Park City will not disappoint! Now you’re just one click away from some serious Insta-worthy selfies.
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