Am I the only one here that goes to PC for the Cobra dogs? What is everyone's deal hard to beat a fun day in the park then grab a cobra dog.
Seriously though. OP do you or the wifey ride park at all? PC has an incredible park there. PC is a much more alive town at night time as compared to SLC. There are more bars and people tend to have more fun. I think it is because most people that live there aren't born and raised Utahn.
You should be able to take the bus around PC, but you might run into problems when you are heading up to Ogden. I would rent a car just so you can do what you want when you want and not have to rely standing in the cold waiting on the bus. They will restrict certain canyons if it snows a lot but they generally open it up fairly quickly. You can also do the scumbag method of hitchhiking. It is my personal favorite.