Park City Hiking Guide
By Beverly Hurwitz MD
The resort town of Park City, Utah may be one of the most hiker friendly places in the world. A free public transportation system, coupled with more than 400 miles (640 km) of manicured trails in and around the town, provides easy access to mountain and canyon forests, lakes, streams, fields of flowers, geologic wonders, wildlife viewing, and stunning scenery.
Residents and visitors will find this book indispensable for discovering and navigating the bounty of trails that crisscross Park City’s diverse terrain. Included are maps and directions for 45 hiking routes around the town, suburbs, parks and ski resorts. Most of the hikes are less than 5 miles (8 km) long and none takes you more than 10 miles (16 km) away from Park City’s lodging and fabulous dining. Each hike is described in terms of difficulty, special features and how to get to the trailhead. You’ll also find valuable information about trail etiquette, hiker safety and first aid, and hiking with kids and dogs.
- Are your sunglasses adequately protective at high altitude?
- Do your hiking shoes provide sufficient support?
- Would you know what to do if you encountered a coyote?
- How best can a hiker stay safe in an electrical storm?
- Do trekking poles make hiking harder or easier?
- Is it okay to hike alone?
- Does exercising at altitude boost athletic performance?
- Do you have a medical condition that makes hiking risky?
Park City Hiking Guide provides answers to these questions and a wealth of practical information about health issues related to hiking, high altitude living and travel, footwear, and hiking gear, from the perspective of a seasoned physician and lifelong hiker.
Beverly Hurwitz, MD was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1948. She started visiting Park City in 1973 and has been a full-time resident since 1990. Prior to attending medical school in 1977, Dr. Hurwitz spent nine years teaching public school health and physical education. Her medical career includes training in physical medicine, neurology, pediatrics, and acupuncture, and she spent decades attending to patients with acute and chronic injuries. Since retiring from clinical practice, she has served as a medical expert and case analyst for administrative law judges in the Federal and Utah State court systems. She and her husband (and dachshunds) have been hiking around Park City for decades. She is also the author of A Walker’s Guide to Park City.
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Print ISBN: 978-1-947459-12-0
Print Price: $15.95
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5
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