Made In Park City | Wasatch Adventure Guides
One of the many great aspects about Park City is the access to just about everything under the sun when it comes to outdoor mountain activities. The most known and obvious activity being skiing and snowboarding, but there is so much more to do and explore. Especially when you are looking to mix up the adventure and try something different. This is where Wasatch Adventure Guides comes into play. This adventure company is known as Park City’s Ambassadors to the outdoors, providing a variety of outdoor activities for all ages.
We had some time to visit with Matt Mravetz who is the owner of Wasatch Adventure Guides and a true outdoor enthusiast. Matt decided to take myself and my partner in crime Craig Popa on a guided snow shoeing trip up Rob’s Trail by Canyons Village. Matt wanted us to have a real experience and show us Park City locals that there is more going on in this town than we know.
We started the journey by meeting at the trailhead in the Sun Peak Neighborhood where Matt provided us with snow shoes, poles, water and then covering a few safety tips for the hike. Matt was helpful and provided assistance with my clumsy attempt at fitting my gear which gave us some good chuckles as we dialed in our equipment for the hike.
Matt led the way as we hiked up the trail. The conditions were perfect for show shoeing with fresh snow on the ground, cool evening air, surrounded by the thick forest of evergreen trees, and good company. The hike to the top of the saddle was about 2 miles and provided some great views across the basin and of Canyons Village at Park City Mountain.
Below are some photos from the snowy adventure showing proof that Craig and I do get out of the office.
As supporters of local businesses, we were thrilled that Matt Mrvatez was able to take time to show us one of the many networks of trails within the Park City area. Matt provided us with all the gear, including Tubbs Snow Shoes, poles, food, water, and an awesome experience that provided us a new adventure! If you are looking to create a memorable experience on your Park City trip, give Wasatch Adventure Guides a call.
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Here are just a few ideas to think about when you want to take a break from the slopes and still enjoy the beautiful winter scenery:
Dog sledding: Alaska isn’t the only place these Iditarod dogs can race. If you’re ready to bundle up and go for the ride of a lifetime, you should try this! You’ll be amazed at how gracefully these Huskies glide through trails along riversides and snow packed fields.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides: Bundle up, hop on and get ready to view some of the most beautiful scenery Park City has to offer. You can even enjoy dinner with some tours. Not just a romantic ride for couples anymore, these sleighs can hold up to 10-12 people—so take the whole family.
Snow biking: Also known as Fat Tire biking, this new craze is taking biking to a new level. Round Valley trail in Park City has become a popular site for snow bikers in the past few years. The groomed trails make it conducive to new comers who are getting their “tires” wet for the first time.
Snow tubing: Tubing is always a fun adventure for the whole family. Gorgoza Park is a local venue that offers lifts to the top of the hill, which makes it easy on the kiddos.
Winter fly fishing: Fly fishing isn’t just for summer. Winter is a great time to cast your line out on one of the many local rivers and pull in the big one. The trout bite year round here, so take the family out to the icy-cold waters or grab a guide to help you find the best spots.