Summer is flying by. The first day of fall is right around the corner! Before long, the leaves will be changing color, the temperature will drop, and the days will get shorter. With gorgeous, cool weather and plentiful activities, fall is an amazing time to visit Utah. Here are a handful of ways to enjoy fall in Park City!
Admire Fall Leaves
Utah's leaf color typically peaks between mid-September and early October. Due to an especially warm, dry summer, experts currently predict that 2021 fall colors will be at their most vibrant towards the front half of September. If you happen to be in Park City around this time, take a hike or drive to admire the beautiful leaves!
Get up close and personal with the magnificent gold and red leaves by going on a fall hike. With plentiful trails and walking paths, there is no shortage of beautiful terrain to tackle in Park City. Silver Lake Trail is a 4 mile trail with a great forest setting that ascends from the Silver Lake area at Deer Valley to Bald Mountain. If you want to tackle a longer hike, check out Rob's Trail, which winds for 8.5 miles through aspens and spruce.
If you'd prefer to see leaves from the car, then you're in luck- Park City has a ton of scenic drives! Check out the Guardsman Pass, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, and Wolf Creek Highway Pass for extraordinary leaf-peeping.
Want to experience an extra special view of the fall leaves? Admire them from the back of a horse! There are a variety of horseback riding companies around Park City. TripAdvisor lists many of the tours that are available to visitors.
Fall is the perfect time to explore local breweries! While you're in the area, check out Wasatch Brew Pub, Red Rock Junction, or Squatters Roadhouse Grill & Pub. You never know what good, unique stuff will be on draft, so stop by and explore the brews for yourself! Maybe you'll even stumble upon something as autumnal as a pumpkin ale!
For the full Oktoberfest experience, check out Utah's original Oktoberfest in Snowbird, UT. Their 48th annual fest will run from August 14, 2021 until October 17, 2021. They pride themselves on being family-friendly, and they have an awesome assortment of live music. Of course, they'll also have plentiful beer, German food, and fun activities. Admission to this event is free!
Go Mountain Biking
When people aren't skiing in Park City, they're mountain biking! See what all the hype is about and take a fall mountain bike ride. With over 450 miles of mountain bike trails, there is a trail for everyone! A local favorite trail is Flagstaff and Bow Hunter Loop, which takes riders through brilliant yellow aspen forests and open mountain meadows. Also check out the Round Valley Trail System, which has breathtaking views.
What is your favorite way to spend a fall day in Park City? Let us know in the comments!