PARK CITY, Utah —It’s no secret that “the secret” is out… what one may use to consider a flyover state is now known for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. From the majestic peaks of the Wasatch Range to the otherworldly landscapes of the national parks, living in Utah means having adventure at your doorstep. In this week’s article, we’ll explore some of the best outdoor spots in Utah and offer tips on finding a home that lets you live the quintessential Utah dream.

Roundvalley in Park City with sweeping views of the ski resorts. Photo: TownLift

The Wasatch Back 

Park City Mountain Resort is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, boasting over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. Known for its diverse runs and vibrant après-ski scene, Park City is a favorite among skiers and snowboarders of all levels. There are plenty of places to consider when purchasing real estate in Park City, so check out our “Know your neighborhoods” series to get a feel for the different areas. 

Alta Ski Area Photo: Tim Peterson.

The Wasatch Front 

Snowbird and Alta are known for their challenging terrain and deep powder, making them a haven for advanced skiers and snowboarders (Alta ski only). Located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, they offer a true alpine experience with stunning mountain vistas. Many Snowbird and Alta enthusiasts live in Salt Lake City’s nearby suburbs, such as Sandy or Cottonwood Heights. These areas provide more traditional single-family homes and townhouses while being just a short drive from the slopes.

Zion National Park.
Zion National Park. Photo: Jamie Hagan.

Southern Utah

A treasure trove of natural wonders, offering some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. With iconic national parks like Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Arches, the region attracts outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers from around the globe. Living near these parks provides unparalleled access to outdoor adventures and breathtaking scenery. 

Lake Powell
Lake Powell. Photo: Gavin Van Wagoner

Lake Powell 

Lake Powell, a striking reservoir on the Colorado River, straddles the border between Utah and Arizona. It’s renowned for its deep blue waters, red rock canyons, and over 2,000 miles of shoreline, making it a premier destination for boating, fishing, and water sports. The area around Lake Powell, particularly the town of Page, offers diverse real estate options, including waterfront properties with private docks and vacation homes with stunning views. Living near Lake Powell means enjoying a unique blend of outdoor adventure, natural beauty, and a relaxed, water-centric lifestyle.

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious ski-in/ski-out property, a cozy cabin near the slopes, an urban home with mountain access, or water activities away from the masses, Utah offers diverse real estate options. Living near these world-famous resorts and national parks means embracing a lifestyle filled with adventure, stunning scenery, and a close-knit community of fellow outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re ready to make the move and find your perfect home in Utah or looking for another Utah getaway, Inhabit Park City can help make those dreams a reality; contact us today for personalized real estate advice!

Julie Snyder is an experienced real estate professional who serves as a lifestyle resource for clients looking to buy or sell in the Park City area, offering luxury real estate services backed by the power of a global brand. The founder of Inhabit Park City and a sales agent at Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, Julie aims to understand her client’s needs and lifestyles before pairing them with carefully curated options that fulfill their criteria and wishes. Julie describes herself as honest, analytical, and passionate. Utilizing market data, strong negotiation skills, and effective communication, Julie easily navigates Utah’s competitive real estate market. She views herself as a relocation specialist and proudly shares her deep local knowledge of the area’s schools, neighborhoods, restaurants, clubs, and outdoor experiences.


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