Deer ValleyⓇ has a thriving skiing scene and is one of the best places in the country to visit during the winter. What you may not know, however, is that Deer Valley is also a hot spot in the summertime for outdoor fun.
If you’re ready for the perfect summer day, and would like some great tips, you’ve come to the right place. Here is an itinerary to help you experience the best day ever at Deer Valley Resort.
Start with a Hike
Any complete summer day of fun at Deer Valley should start with a scenic chairlift ride up the mountain, followed by a morning of hiking.
If you’re a novice or inquisitive hiker, you can enjoy a guided hike from one of Deer Valley’s guides. Your guide will lead you along the way, teach you about native flora, and tell you about the history of the area.
If you like hiking on your own, ride up the Silver Lake Express chairlift or the Sterling Express chairlift and choose from miles of hiking-only trails.
When you’re done exploring the top of Deer Valley’s gorgeous mountains, ride the chairlift back down the mountain and prepare yourself for another outdoor adventure.
Fuel Up at Royal Street Café
After your morning hike, it’s time to refuel. While there are a lot of options in the area, Royal Street Café is a must at Deer Valley. Located in the Silver Lake Lodge, Royal Street Café offers creative American and international cuisine with scenic deck dining in the middle of all the hiking and biking action.
The Dungeness Crab Tower and the Blueberry Mojito are signature menu favorites that you won’t want to miss. Adirondack chairs and lawn games outside the café allow you to rest or test your skills after lunch.
Select An Afternoon Outdoor Activity That Suits You Best
The options for afternoon outdoor activities are robust at Deer Valley Resort. What you end up doing depends on what you’re looking for in a summer adventure. Here are just some of the activities available to you:
- Soak up the sun by renting a standup paddleboard to take on the Snow Park Ponds
- Commune with nature via a horseback ride
- Head back up the chairlift and explore nearly 70 miles of mountain bike trails
- Take a scenic chairlift ride
This is your perfect day, so pick the outdoor activity that best meets your needs.
Enjoy a Scenic Picnic and a Concert
When staying at Deer Valley, a great way to enjoy a meal is at an outdoor concert with a gourmet picnic in tow. Of course, you can pack your own picnic to take to a concert, but this is a perfect day, remember? Let Deer Valley Resort do the hard work for you.
It’s easy to order a Gourmet or Deluxe Picnic Bag from Deer Valley, and the food is delicious. The picnic bags include items like fresh salads, gourmet wraps, and artisan cheese plates. Deer Valley also caters to specific dietary needs. Just order by 5 p.m. the day before the concert, and let Deer Valley know if you have any dietary restrictions.
Concert in the Mountains
Deer Valley has one of the most gorgeous outdoor amphitheaters in Utah, and they fill the summer schedule with performances from top musicians.
Choose from one of the concerts included in the 2019 Deer Valley Concert Series, the Deer ValleyⓇ Music Festival, or attend one of the many free Wednesday night concerts hosted at Deer Valley Resort.
To fully enjoy a concert on the lawn at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, bring a blanket or a lawn chair, sunscreen, and a light jacket. When the sun is out at Deer Valley, it’s easy to get burned, but it can also get chilly at night.
And there you have it…a perfect day at Deer Valley! When you’re planning your summer schedule this year, make Deer Valley a priority. You’ll love the outdoor adventures, the fine dining and gourmet picnics, and the fun lineup of outdoor concerts.
Originally written by Ashley Cummings for Deer Valley Resort.