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A Rockwell-esque neighborhood, Prospector—coupled with the nearby Iron Horse and Bonanza districts—was not so long ago considered the industrial outskirts of Park City. No longer. Today, the residential side is filled with a mix of cute Victorian, funky, and modern homes; bike-riding schoolkids; and an authentic, year-rounder charm. The commercial side is home to popular local establishments ranging from newspaper offices to Ritual Chocolate. Locking in the true-local feel is the public school campus, along with nonprofits Kimball Art Center and Park City Museum’s Education & Collection Center. 

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 Cycle or walk the 28-mile Rail Trail, which cuts through Prospector and runs from the Echo Reservoir to Old Town (via the Poison Creek Trail connection). Check out Park City’s OG mountain bike ride, the Prospector Loop, or any of the area's interconnected trails. Get a drop-in pass to Silver Mountain’s pool and fitness facility, or take a yoga class at Enlighten Wellness. Don't miss the annual Autumn Aloft hot air balloon festival, Sept. 17–18, which launches at the North 40 Fields.

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For “lobstah”: Freshies | For lunch: Salt Box | For a burrito: Alberto’s | For pizza: Este | For mahimahi tacos: Sammy’s Bistro | For beer: Offset Bier | For vino and a burger: Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive | For a bike tune and trail tips: White Pine Touring

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