Park City is one of the best places in the world to visit during the winter. Did you know that it is also a fantastic place to visit in the fall? If you only visit this marvelous mountain town when it is snowy outside, then you’re missing out on a lot of fun! Fall is gorgeous in Park City. On top of the scenery, many of the town’s best festivals and activities can be enjoyed in fall. With smaller crowds and more affordable travel rates, you can’t go wrong planning a fall trip to Park City. Here are a few of the top reasons to travel to Park City this fall.
One of the biggest advantages of visiting Park City during the fall is the convenience of off-season travel. The crowds are sparse in Utah’s top ski towns during the fall ahead of ski season. This means you'll have more space to enjoy the mountains and less traffic on the roads! It is easy to make the most of your visit. The prices are also a lot lower, so you’ll likely find great discounts on restaurants, activities, and transportation. The savings are helpful to have when you’re adventuring around this normally expensive town. In the fall, you can take advantage of all that Park City has to offer without waiting in long lines or breaking the bank!
The fall foliage in Park City is breathtaking. Framed by the Wasatch Range in western Utah, the town is surrounded by bountiful rugged beauty. As the aspen trees change color, the mountainsides come alive with vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red. It is unfathomably pretty!
There are many great places to go leaf-peeping while you’re in Park City. Some of the best spots include Guardsman Pass Scenic Byway, Bonanza Flat Conservation Area, and Park City Mountain Resort. The fall foliage is all over, though. No matter where you are in town, you’re guaranteed to see colorful leaves!
Hiking is my favorite way to immerse myself in the fall foliage, but you can also opt to take in the views on a scenic drive, while horseback riding, or while on a gondola!
The Great Outdoors
Whether you’re interested in the fall foliage or not, you should definitely spend some time exploring the Great Outdoors in Park City. This time of year, the weather is awesome for outdoor activities. The days are warm and sunny, with highs typically sitting in the mid-50s and low 60s. The weather doesn’t get much better for those looking to engage in hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, and other outdoor activities. Park City is surrounded by stunning scenery. It is a shame to miss out on the landscape while you’re in town! Be sure to take some time to explore local nature.
The fishing in Park City is particularly good in the fall. The fish are more active at this time, and the mild weather means that fishing is more enjoyable. You’ll catch more fish and have a better time doing so! Some of the best fishing spots in the area include Weber River, Strawberry Reservoir, and Jordanelle Dam. The Provo River is considered one of the best trout fishing spots in the United States!
If you like to golf, then you’ll be happy to know that fall is the perfect time to hit the links. The nice weather and smaller crowds make it easy to enjoy an afternoon on the green. Some of the top golf courses in and around Park City include Park City Golf Club, Canyons Golf Course, and Glenwild Golf Club.
There are plenty of festivals and events that take place in and near Park City during the fall season. Some of the top events include the Scarecrow Festival (September 30, 2023), Bark City Festival (October 1, 2023), and Park City Wine Festival (October 5-7, 2023). Events and festivals like these are excellent ways to get to know local culture. Keep an eye out for other exciting events. You never know what might be happening while you're in town!
No matter what you choose to do in Park City this fall, you're sure to have a great time. The beautiful scenery, the mild weather, and the abundance of outdoor activities make Utah a fantastic destination for a fall getaway. Be sure to come back in the winter, when ski season returns!