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Guide To Deer Valley Utah Vacation With Kids

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We are really excited to be staying at the Montage Deer Valley as their guest and equally happy to be sharing this Deer Valley, Utah family vacation guide with you!1

Day two of our Utah adventure was full of thrills!

Pete, Ash and Emmy woke up early and went for a hike up Deer Valley Mountain. They took Red Cloud Trail up the hill and then took the chair lift back down. While they were exploring nature I was writing yesterday’s post. It worked out perfectly! The night before we saw a moose right outside our window, while Pete and Maddie were at the store and they didn’t believe us. I tried to get a picture but it was too dark. He didn’t think that moose would come this close to the resort, so it made me immensely happy to hear that he was told to stay away from moose on the hike and that there is one that likes to visit the resort in the evenings!

On the hike they passed through green forests and meadows of tall grass till the reached the top with forever views!

After that we headed over to Park City Resort to go on the Alpine Slide and Roller Coaster! While the rest of my family had some wild fun, I took the chair lift on the “scenic” tour which lasts an hour and it was like being in heaven. So peaceful! 


Here is a video Emmy filmed on the slide with Pete! The slide is 3,000 feet long!

view above park city

Back at Montage Deer Valley we relaxed in the afternoon with this view!

And then it was back to Main Street for a walking Ghost Tour! 

We learned about this tour in the museum and it’s held at 8pm every night in the summer. It’s the perfect mix of history and campfire ghost stories. It’s perfect for the 10+ year old crowd, although Emmy did enjoy it. We told her they were all made up stories, which they very well could be… but I just really enjoyed the historical aspect and the insight as to what the town has gone through. The 1918 pandemic flu hit the town hard along with the challenges that miners faced everyday. One of my favorite parts about traveling is learning about history where it happened, not just from a book. The girls all take home so much from these trips too.


If this is your first time to Park City and Deer Valley I recommend planning out your days as soon as you arrive. The concierge at the Montage is so knowledgeable and really helped us plan some amazing things. We have been planning our days around the must see activities offered at the resort and that of the town and we have been going to sleep exhausted! There is so much to see and do here!

How was your weekend?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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