Deer Mountain Photos
The Deer Mountain community is nestled on the hillside east of the Jordanelle Reservoir near Park City, Utah. The reservoir provides many recreational activities as well as contributing to the incredible views from Deer Mountain.
Across the reservoir we can see the beautiful mountains of the Deer Valley Ski Resort. The views of the ski runs are spectacular both in the winter and the summer. Skiing and other winter sports at the Park City ski resorts is just a short drive away.
As we gaze out across the reservoir, we feel so close to nature. Clouds, rain, rainbows, and sunsets draw us in and make us feel like we could reach out and touch the weather. In the winter, ice crystals sparkle in the sunlight atop the powdery snow.
Because Deer Mountain is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, wildlife is often seen in our neighborhood. The nearby beaver pond is fun to see as we walk the trails. Many different birds have been seen in the area from eagles, hawks, and owls to hummingbirds. Rabbits, squirrels, and other small animals are frequently seen from our windows, as well as deer and, occasionally, moose. There have been infrequent cougar and bobcat sightings, but the most interesting sight was the mountain goat that walked around the neighborhood and then decided to take up residence on a rooftop for nearly a week
Deer Mountain is a warm community with friendly people and opportunities for socializing. The Homeowners Association traditionally sponsors a neighborhood clean-up/brunch in the spring and a pot luck dinner at our picnic facilities in the summer. Other neighborhood parties occur throughout the year and we are hoping to get groups together to enjoy skiing, snowshoe excursions on our trails, golf at nearby golf courses, and other activities.
The Deer Mountain and Park City areas provide a wide variety of summer activities. Access to the Jordanelle launch areas is just minutes away. Boating enthusiasts enjoy the beautiful views on the lake from their kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, ski boats, and sailboats. In addition, the Rock Cliff nature center, located in the southeast corner of the reservoir, provides pathways and exhibits where we can learn about the wildlife in the area. Boat launches for fishing and access to hiking and horseback riding trails are located in the Rock Cliff area. Picnic and camping facilities are available on the lake.