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Monika Derrien & Anica Wong December 28, 2011 TWEET COMMENTS 0

More Park Than City

Park City, Utah

Go if you want to walk out the door and step onto a network of 400 miles of high-altitude trails surrounding this glitzy ...

Photo by Scott Markewitz

GO IF YOU WANT TO WALK out the door and step onto a network of 400 miles of high-altitude trails surrounding this glitzy ski town where mink fur coats and cowboy boots are sold in the same store. "Visitors are attracted to Park City because it's a very active community," says Carol Potter, executive director of the Mountain Trails Foundation. "Everyone's outside all the time having fun." Located just 30 miles east of Salt Lake City, 7000-foot-high Park City is surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Uinta, Wasatch and Stansbury mountain ranges.

High-end real estate developments are gobbling up valuable land around the pricey resort town of 8000, but recreational trails weave throughout every neighborhood. Or jump on a trail in town and follow it to the surrounding high desert, where cacti and sage mix with shimmering aspen groves and vivid wildflowers.



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