Top 10 Things to do This Fall in Park City

Park City North Face Endurance ChallengeFall in Park City is certainly our favorite time of year; the kids are back in school, the leaves are turning, and the cool weather is much appreciated after a longer, hotter than normal summer.  With a threat of snow this week and fall set to begin Friday, September 22nd, this will certainly trigger more colors in the mountains.  Don’t miss the Park City Endurance Challenge Sept 23rd-24th

The list of things to do in the fall is endless, but here’s our Top 10 Things to Do in the Fall in Park City.  

  1. Family Hiking at Deer Valley Resort

    Family Hiking above Deer Valley Resort

    Hiking & Biking in the Fall Colors – Park City, Utah boasts more than 400 miles of trails for hiking and biking, and with so many trails, it can be difficult to know which trails are suited for you.  Whether you’re searching for family-friendly outings or a longer adventure to the top of a mountain, any one of these trails is a great starting point for your next Park City hike. Looking for hiking trails in Park City? The Mountain Trails Foundation maintains over 400 miles of trails around Park City. Use the Park City Interactive Trail Map and pick a perfect trail for your next hike or bike ride.  Here are 5 more Favorite Hiking Trails in Park City.

  2. Soldier Hollow Golf Course - Midway, Utah

    Soldier Hollow Golf Course – Midway, Utah

    Golfing – Golfing in Park City is great throughout the summer season, but especially breathtaking in the fall. You’ll spend much of your time just enjoying the scenery as you make your way around the 18-hole Park City Golf Club.  Just down the road is the newly opened Canyons Golf Course, winds through 97 acres in the heart of the Canyons Resort, featuring over 550 feet of elevation change with spectacular views of Park City and the surrounding valleys. And just 25 minutes from Park City are 3 more golf courses, Soldier Hollow, Crater Springs and the ever popular Wasatch Mountain State Park Golf Course.

  3. Scenic Drives
    1. Alpine Scenic Loop

      Alpine Scenic Loop at Mt Timpanogos

      Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway is a scenic backcountry drive that connects Salt Lake Valley, including the towns of Brighton, Solitude, Park City, and Midway.

    2. The Alpine Loop Scenic Byway is a 27-mile journey through fantastic mountain landscapes, with sites along the way including Mount Timpanogos and Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort, including a short detour to Cascade Springs.
    3. Mirror Lake Scenic Byway cuts through Utah’s highest mountain range from the town of Kamas up into the national forest before descending to placid Mirror Lake. The start of the the Mirror Lake Highway scenic drive is located 16 miles east of Park City in the town of Kamas. Mirror Lake is about an hour drive from Park City, but plan to back a picnic and enjoy a leisurely one hour hike around Mirror Lake.
  4. Park City Resort Activities
    1. Summer Alpine Slide at Park City Resort

      Summer Alpine Slide (photo credit: Park City Resort)

      Park City Resort/Canyons Village – The Alpine Coaster, Alpine Slide, and ZipRider provide just a few of the many exciting activities for the whole family can enjoy this fall. Take a scenic chairlift ride or bring along your bike and explore miles of trails bathed in spectacular fall colors.  PCMR open daily at the Park City Base through October 1, 2017
      Canyons Village: Open Daily through Sept 4, 2017 , Sept. 5 – Oct. 1, 2017  Fri. – Sun.

    2. Deer Valley Resort is closed for the summer season, but you can still enjoy their miles of hiking and biking trails, just no ride up the chairlift.
  5. Utah Olympic Park
    1. Utah Olympic ParkThere’s plenty to see and do at Utah Olympic Park in the fall. Experience the Comet!  Or, propel yourself down the Extreme Zipline – the steepest zipline in the world. And on a slower pace, explore the FREE Olympic Museum and learn about the amazing stories of Olympic achievement. Admission to the Park is free and must-do on everyone’s Park City fall activity list.
      Fall Operating Hours: Weekends to October 22.
  6. thrillerThe Park City Farmer’s Market is held every Wednesday from noon to 6:00 PM at Canyons Resort, chocked full of fruits, vegetables, and with the holiday season coming, unique Christmas gifts, great food, and music. The Market runs through October 25th, so makes plans to visit and stock up.
  7. Thiller  An annual tradition, and always a sellout!  Thriller at the Egyptian Theater!  A ghoulish dance of monsters and maniacs, creeps and clowns. It is mystifying, mesmerizing, and morbid.   I’ve got my tickets already, how about you?
  8. Historic Main St. Historic Main Street.– No Trip to Park City would be complete without a visit to  Explore our shops, dine in 5 star restaurants or cozy corners for a burger, and explore our many shops and gallery.
  9. Howl O Ween on Main StreetHowl ‘O Ween on Main St – The highlight of the fall season is Howl-O-Ween on Main Street.  Bring the kids, “big” trick-or-treat bags and the dogs in costume and enjoy the fun and festivities on Main Street.
  10. Fishing in Utah – Two very popular fly fishing waters are located close to Park City. The Provo River through Heber Valley and down Provo Canyon is rated as one of the best trout waters in the US, and it can be fished year-round. The Weber River between Rockport and Echo Reservoirs is also considered a blue-ribbon trout stream.  Book with one of our many local fishing guides 

Save on Park City Lodging – And one of the best things about fall in Park City is the savings you’ll find on Park City lodging.  Save 20% on stays of two nights or more, or stay longer and get your 3rd night free in one of our fully-equipped condominiums in Park City.  Call today 800-243-6417 or book online at www.pclodge.com

 

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