My new favorite is stand up paddling (SUP). Recently, I was surprised with my very own SUP board as a birthday gift. Within an hour of unwrapping the huge mystery gift, I was out on the calm waters of Deer Valley Pond trying my new toy. I'm hooked.

Not only is SUP a fun way to explore the waters in and around Park City, it's a great workout. Toning everything from shoulders and arms to abs and quads, a SUP workout also yields some serious zen benefits. It's a perfect way to spend a few hours savoring a Park City summer afternoon.

If it's your first time on a SUP, several of our Park City outfitters have you covered. They can match you with the perfect size board, paddle, and personal flotation device. Lessons are available for all levels, and ages. It's easy to master, and once you're comfortable on board you can try new venues (there are even river rapids for extreme SUPers), mixing it up with fly-fishing, or making it part of your yoga practice.

You don't have to travel far to get out on the water. Deer Valley Pond is the best spot for beginners, plus you can end your SUP session with a yummy lunch, dinner or snack on the deck at Deer Valley Grocery Cafe. Park City SUP operates a pond-side rental tent and offers lessons. If you bring your own board there is a nominal fee to access the pond.
The Jordanelle Reservoir features over 5 miles of water to explore with sandy beaches, picnic areas and group pavilions. Just a 15 minute drive from Park City, Jordanelle is a Utah State Park and an entry fee is required to access the water. Many of Park City's SUP rental shops offer lessons and board rentals to help you get set for a day on the Jordanelle

Park City Yoga Adventures offers the ultimate SUP yoga experience in the nearby Homestead Crater in Midway, UT. A 35-minute drive from Park City will bring you to the geothermal spring hidden within a 55-foot tall, volcano-shaped limestone rock formation for an unforgettable one-hour SUP yoga session. Photo Credit: Re Wikstrom
Crater Yoga SUP

Whichever SUP adventure you choose, I'll look forward to seeing you out on the water enjoying summer in Park City.

Rentals, lessons, and equipment resources:
Park City Yoga Adventures
1428 Pheasant Way
Park City, UT 84098

Park City SUP
1375 Deer Valley Drive South
Park City, UT 84060
(801) 558-9878

Cole Sport
1615 Park Avenue
Park City, UT 84060
435-649-4806, 800-345-2938

Silver Star Ski & Sport
1825 Three Kings Drive
Park City, UT 84060