Park City is the recreation capital of the Utah Rockies. It sprawls along the gentle rim of a sage-covered basin backed by the majestic Wasatch Range. The town was settled by adventurers from around the world hoping to strike it rich from the mineral bonanza discovered in these hills in the 1860s. Even a devastating fire on main street near the turn of the century didn’t end the boom, which continued until the Depression. Snow in prodigious powdery abundance was discovered to be Park City’s ultimate bonanza with development of ski areas in the 1960s.
The town’s colorful past is preserved in more than sixty buildings on the National Historic Register. The photogenic downtown now houses an impressive concentration of shops, restaurants, saloons and inns. The 2002 Winter Olympics left a legacy of numerous upscale lodgings, and sports facilities rivaling the world’s best. In 2007, a chairlift connected the ski area with downtown, and an extensive network of walking and biking trails amplified Park City's role as a recreation superstar.
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