Fall in Park City
There’s no better time to experience Park City than in the fall; incredible colors, warm days, cool nights, with golf, hiking, biking, and back-to-school shopping at its best. With over 400 miles of trails for hiking and biking, Park City couldn’t be better in the fall. From scenic strolls to adrenaline-raising terrain, Park City is a great place for a mountain biking vacation this fall. If you prefer a lift up the mountain; some of the Resorts do provide lift-served mountain biking and hiking though the fall.
The list of things to do in the fall is endless, but here’s our Top 10 Things to Do.
- Family Hiking & Biking
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.
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 Canyons Golf Course, winding its way through 97 acres in the heart of the Canyons Resort. It features over 550 feet of elevation change with spectacular views of Park City and the surrounding valleys. Canyons Golf is scheduled to close October 13, weather permitting.
- Scenic Drives One of the favorite Park City Fall Activities is a scenic drive. Some of the best scenic drives or road bike rides in Utah are within a few miles of Park City. Our mountain passes and scenic byways will take you to some of the most breathtaking places in the West. Here are a few of our favorite scenic drives from Park City, of which, many are perfect for road biking as well.
- Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway is a scenic backcountry drive that connects Salt Lake Valley, including the towns of Brighton, Solitude, Park City, and Midway.
- 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. Be sure to stop into Sundance for lunch.
- 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. 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.
- 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: Thursday & Friday | Thru September 29
Extreme Zip & Discovery Courses Open | 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday | Thru October 20
Gold Pass Activities (include Extreme Zip, Extreme Tubing*, Freestyle Zip, Discovery Course, Canyon Course, Summit Course, Drop Tower, Airbag Jumps) | 10 am to 6 pm
*Extreme Tubing & Summer Bobsled is closed until winter season.
- Park City Resort Activities
Park City Resort/Canyons Village – The Alpine Coaster, Alpine Slide, and Zipline 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/Late Season: September 3rd – September 29 .
Open Thursday – Sunday: 11am – 6pm . (Town Lift Chairlift is closed)PCMR/Canyons Village . Red Pine Gondola & Cabriolet) Open Thursday – Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Deer Valley Resort is closed for the summer, but you can still enjoy their miles of hiking and biking trails long into the fall, just no ride up the chairlift.
- Park City Farmer’s Market
Held every Wednesday from noon to 6:00 PM at its new location at Park City Resort, it is chocked full of fruits, vegetables, and with the holiday season coming, unique Christmas gifts, great food, and music. The Market runs through October 16th, so makes plans to visit and stock up.
- Thriller at the Egyptian Theater
An annual tradition, and always a sellout! 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? Sept 20-29 – October 2-6.
- Fall 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.
- Howl ‘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. Named one of the top Halloween celebrations in the country by Travel and Leisure magazine, Howl-o-ween is fantastic fun for both two and four-legged creatures. Main Street is packed with all the Park City pooches in their own creative costumes. The kids can go trick or treating at the Main Street businesses.
- Explore Park City on an eBike – Park City and Summit County launched the country’s first all-electric bike share program. Rent some bikes from one of the convenient kiosks, including Canyons Village, and ride through Park City with ease.
Apex Park City Residences – A retreat for all seasons
Apex Residences – A Ski Through Luxury Residential Community located atop Canyons Village. Only 7 of 63 Residences remain, with something for every budget and lifestyle. Give us a call to schedule a tour of the Model Residences at 435.429.APEX.