Labor Day or shall we stay Miner’s Day in Park City is the traditional end of summer, but many Park City locals will tell you #fall is the best time to visit Park City #visitparkcity. Fall is certainly my 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 in Park City. The cool weather this week will certainly trigger the colors in the mountains. Golfing 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.
When is the best time to visit Park City for peak fall colors? Generally, the 3rd week in September is one of the better times to catch the best fall colors.
Kick off the fall season booking a fall vacation to Park City for Labor Day and our annual Miner’s Day Celebration with the famous Running of the Balls, a Parade, BBQ, and the ever popular Mucking and Drilling Competition at City Park. Take advantage of our Park City Miner’s Day special which offers a 3rd night of lodging FREE at select Park City Utah lodging locations for stays over Labor Day weekend. Can’t make it Labor Day, our 3rd night free offer lasts right up to opening day of ski season. Check availability and book online today.
Park City Autumn Aloft takes flight September 15-17, 2017 in Park City. Be sure to join us for a weekend of fun-filled activities, including the colorful early morning launch of over 20 hot air balloons.
Fall Things to Do in Park City
Park City Fall Mountain Biking & Hiking
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.
Park City Mountain Resort
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.
Park City Mountain Resort is open daily through at the Park City Base through October 1, 2017
Canyons Village: Open Daily through Sept 4, 2017 , Sept. 5 – Oct. 1, 2017 Fri. – Sun.
Deer Valley Resort
Although Deer Valley Resort closes lift-served daily operations September 4th, they will be open weekends through September 17th, with plenty of great hiking and biking trails on the mountain to enjoy
Utah Olympic Park
There’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: Daily through September 4th, then Weekends to October 22.
The North Face Endurance Challenge expands to the beautiful mountain region of the United States at Park City Mountain Resort, in the heart of Park City, Utah September 23-24, 2017. Athletes will navigate this world-renowned ski destination using a mix of double and single track trail, ski runs, mountain bike trails and various dirt access roads. Bring your lungs and legs and be prepared to be awestruck.
Park Silly Sunday Market
Plan to spend the full day at Park City’s favorite activity, the Park Silly Sunday Market. It’s a great place for family and friends to gather, share stories, shop and enjoy the people. It is held every Sunday from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, but ends on September 17th. Enjoy live music, activities and games for kids, face-painting, a Farmers’ Market with amazing produce and foods, and lots of booths full of unique gifts and artwork.
Park City Farmers Market
The 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.
One of my favorites no matter what time of year is hot air ballooning over Park City. The view from high above Park City is breathtaking, and being up in the sky at sunrise is one of my most memorable experiences. And, don’t miss our favorite fall activity, the Park City Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival return September 15-17, 2017
Another don’t miss this fall, Thriller at the Egyptian Theater! A ghoulish dance of monsters and maniacs, creeps and clowns. It is mystifying, mesmerizing, and morbid. An annual tradition and always a sell-out! I’ve got my tickets already, how about you?
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. Every year the merchants on Main Street open up their doors to ghosts, ghouls, and goblins galore….along with princesses, batmen/girls, teenage mutant ninja turtles, and anything else topping the popular costume lists this year. The street is packed (and closed to cars for the afternoon) with kids and parents trick-or-treating at the local businesses from 3-5. So head on up with your best costumes and join the fun.
Park City scenic drives are my fall favorite! One of my favorite drives is from Park City, over Guardsman Pass, down to Midway, then up to Cascade Springs (one of my photos from last year’s drive to Cascade Springs), over the top on the Alpine Scenic Loop and ending at Sundance Resort for lunch. Don’t forget your camera, it’s one spectacular adventure. Plan an hour, or spend the day on one of the mapped Park City scenic drives from Park City to our surrounding communities, including Sundance Resort.
Park City has an action-packed calendar of events this fall, complete with film screenings, music, and endless things to do in Park City. No matter what the season, shopping and dining in Park City is perfect for any occasion.
Fall is in the air and the colors are already popping! If you’ve never visited Park City in the fall, you are missing out!