The Inside Scoop on Summer in Salt Lake
Salt Lake City is an outdoorsy paradise, all times of year. In the winter season, -the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City becomes base camp for access to world class skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. But as the snow melts and temps soar, trails fill with runners, walkers and mountain bikers.
In hotter months, get a cool respite at nearby City Creek Canyon, setting out on the shared-use path through Memory Grove Park and then cruising by foot along the canyon’s paved 5.8-mile maintenance road. Or borrow one of the hotel’s PUBLIC Bikes to check out such trails in and around town. By car, it’s easy to head to popular trails in Cottonwood Canyon and Mill Creek Canyon (a dog-friendly destination): for a fairly flat, 9-mile-roundtrip adventure, hop on the Pipeline Trail via the top of Birch Hollow and run/walk to the mouth of the canyon, looking over the city along the way.
Salt Lake City celebrates summer in countless ways—some of our favorites being the Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series and the annual Twilight Concert Series. For the latter, performers take the stage at Pioneer Park every Thursday night from July 21 through Sept. 1, with headliners ranging from Diplo to Jenny Lewis along with local talents.
--Corrine Whiting, Guest Contributor