With summer behind us and winter right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to discover the hidden gem that is Park City in autumn! Park City comes alive with colorful bursts of beauty of the fall foliage and the days are filled with autumn sunshine and crisp mountain air! It’s also the perfect time to discover some of Park City’s other hidden gems that you might have missed as you were floating through winter powder or taking in an event-filled Park City summer.
There are still a few weeks left to discover the season that is favorite to so many Park City locals before the snow flies! Come be a part of the magic and check out some of our fall trip highlights below, or let our in house concierge plan your autumn adventure with unique experiences you won’t find online.
The hills are alive with new color and boundless nature, and local wildlife is on the move! The over 400 miles of trails in the Park City area become a little less traveled and it’s the perfect time to hit the trail on foot or bike or take a scenic drive, but don’t forget your camera because the brilliant colors won’t last long! If you’d prefer to enjoy our beautiful mountain
Iron Mountain Trail. Photo by Andrew Merino.
vistas from the seat of a saddle, there are several outfitters who offer guided horseback rides across Park City’s spectacular terrain!
For the thrill seekers itching for more adventure, take in the absolute best views of Park City and the rugged Wasatch Mountain Range as you ascend thousands of feet above the town on a hot air balloon ride courtesy of a handful of local outfitters. Fly through the crisp
mountain air on a wild ride on Park City’s Alpine Coaster, a zipline tour or bobsled track at Utah Olympic Park. Whether you’re an experienced angler or first-timer, you’ve come to the right place! One of the most unique qualities Utah fly fishing has to offer is the opportunity to fish 365-days a year, and Park City has two blue ribbon trout rivers within 15 minutes of Main Street! As the weather becomes cooler, the fish are in a feeding frenzy and the colorful landscape and beautiful trout make this time of year picturesque.
If the food scene is more your scene – but honestly, whose scene isn’t it? – Fall in Park City offers countless opportunities to take in the local fare and take in the bounty of the fall harvest! Pick up local farm-to-table produce and gifts at the Park City Farmer’s Market at Park City Resort through the end of October. As the busy summer days recede, restaurants are preparing for winter tourists by shifting
their hours, honing their menus and feeding hungry locals and fall visitors by offering Fall specials! Fill up on your favorites without the hassle of busy crowds by taking advantage of daily deals, 2-for-1’s and the two-week Dine About event, paired with incredible views to boot! Not enough time to fit it in a full meal at all your favorites? Sample the best of what Park City has to offer with a food tour with the opportunity to meet other traveling foodies and learn a little bit of Park City’s history along the way!
With Summer behind us, Park City locals quickly get into the Halloween spirit with with pumpkin painting, games, cookies, and creating a scarecrow at the Scarecrow Festival at McPolin Barn in September, with Halloween activities abound the whole month of October! The Egyptian Theatre Company offers annual live performances of Thriller and a wild & loving homage to the classic Rocky Horror
Picture Show. Take a stroll around Historic Main Street and Old Town to get acquainted with some of Park City’s older residents on a Park City Ghost Tour, rich with spooky tales of the dead and their local haunts! Tricks aside, Halloween on Historic Park City’s Main Street was named one of the top Halloween celebrations in the country by Travel and Leisure magazine, and for good reason! When you combine two and four-legged costumed creatures with gourmet treats and maybe a few tricks you have a one-of-a-kind celebration – Howl-O-Ween!
Looking for more? Check out the Park City Event Calendar to stay up to date on all of the activities and events you don’t want to miss!