When you think of Park City, you may think of snow-covered mountains, speeding down the slopes and cozy fireplaces. What may not come to mind is a top-notch public transportation system that is leading the country in reducing carbon emissions and getting people where they want to go.
Below is a basic guide to getting around Park City without a car. Be sure to check the respective sites for updates and changes.
*Note that some alterations may be in effect for special events such as the Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival Map shows all venues, theaters and shuttle routes. With the crowds of Sundance and Saturday’s Respect Rally, heavy traffic is inevitable.
The easiest way to get around town is the bus. The system operates year-round and is completely free for all users, although donations are accepted. Information about the bus including printable time tables can be found here. The website is the best place for up-to-date information, times and other services such as the new Kamas route or the dial-a-ride service to and from Quinn’s Junction and Old Town.
There is a free app available called myStop Mobile. myStop provides real-time bus information and trip planning for users. If you need additional information, simply ask your bus driver. Drivers are typically tuned in to traffic jams, ski info and more. Here is one helpful bus hint: the buses on the White bus line are electric. They have free Wifi and charging stations.
Many hotels in town offer shuttle services to local ski hills as well as shopping and dining destinations. Simply ask the front desk or hotel concierge.
PC SLC Connect
For those looking to travel to or from Salt Lake City, there is a bus available during peak commute times. The fee is $4.50 for a one-way trip. Park City stops include the Old Town Transit Center, Kimball Junction businesses and Jeremy Ranch. Salt Lake City stops include Salt Lake Central Station and the University of Utah. Transfers are available to UTA buses and TRAX.
The taxi/Uber/Lyft transportation options are abundant in Park City. Call one for a ride, utilize the appropriate app or flag one down on the street. Many also offer rides to and from Salt Lake City and the SLC International Airport.
If your transportation needs are more extensive than simply a bus or taxi, a car service can be arranged. A number of local companies exist, such as ProTrans and Snow Country Limo, to name a few. This is a good idea for those wanting white glove service, large groups with an active schedule or someone traveling with disabilities.
Walk, Bike or e-Bike
If foot travel is your speed, the city provides a very useful walking map. It shows all of the sidewalks, stairs, paved pathways and bike lanes in the Old Town and Prospector neighborhoods. It also highlights Parking, Parks, Lodging and Grocery Stores.
Town is also very bike-able, and in 2017, launched the nation’s first all-electric bike program. For a small rental fee, users can rent one of the 88 pedal assisted e-bikes. The electric bikes can be found at 9 charging stations around the town and are available during the spring, summer and fall.
Kimball Junction Circulator
The Kimball Junction Circulator is intended to limit traffic for folks shopping and dining in the Kimball Junction area. From 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, these white vans circulate through a designated loop every 15 minutes. They wind through the Kimball Junction area, from Jupiter Bowl to the Transit Center and out to the Outlet Mall. If you are looking for a lift, simply flag one down. There is no charge to ride the circulator.
Sometimes the adventure is found at the destination, and sometimes it can be found in the journey. When navigating Park City, we hope it’s both! So, sit back and relax. No matter the route, you can enjoy fresh air and beautiful views.