Top 7 Fall Activities Near Park City

From pumpkin-spiced everything to hayrides and haunted houses, there is so much to love about the fall, especially at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. Here are some of the top fall activities near Park City, Utah.

Fall Colors at Deer Valley

Book a Deer Valley Resort Lodging Property 

When planning your fall getaway to Park City, Utah, make sure to first check out the Fall Lodging Specials and Packages offered by Deer Valley Resort. Fall is a wonderful time to escape to the mountains for fresh air, cool mornings, and sunny afternoons. You can stay at Deer Valley’s award-winning lodging properties for a fraction of the winter rates. From hotel rooms to large homes, Deer Valley has lodging that will fit your family’s fall lodging needs. 

Deer Valley Resort Lodging in the Fall

View the Fall Colors on a Guided Horseback Ride 

Take a guided horseback ride and experience the incredible fall colors and spectacular views at Deer Valley Resort. Boulder Mountain Ranch has gentle, sure-footed trail horses for beginners up to advanced riders. Horseback rides are available for individuals or large groups and can be booked for one or two hours. The tours are available later into the fall as well, weather and conditions permitting. 

Deer Valley Resort lodging in the fall with snow

Rent a Razor to Explore Cascade Springs

Wasatch State Park’s fall foliage awaits, with spectacular vistas and abundant wildlife. One of the liveliest ways to see the backcountry is from the open-air seat of your own razor, also known as a side-by-side ATV. Trek on secure trails to Cascade Springs, featuring small waterfalls and streams cascading through limestone terraces and sparkling pools. This trip can be made on your own or with a guide. There are a handful of rental locations in the Park City area. The climb, while not difficult, is thrilling as it reaches a summit of nearly 9,000 feet. The descent to the falls shows off the colors of the Wasatch Mountains. At the end of your ride, enjoy dinner in the picturesque town of Midway. Tucked back in the corner of the Wasatch Mountains, Midway is home to Utah’s Swiss Alps, dubbed so by the original Swiss settlers.

Stroll Historic Main Street in Park City 

Main Street Park City with Deer Valley and fall colors in the background

Park City’s quaint Historic Main Street is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Loaded with inviting eateries, art galleries, museums and tours, it is easy to spend hours exploring every nook and cranny. Tucked away in the infrastructure of old town architecture, do not miss Dolly’s Bookstore or the Park City Museum, and take time to learn what daily life was like during the silver mining boom. While on Historic Main Street, you can sign up for a Wines and Mines tour, a Historic Walking Tour or even a Park City Ghost tour. Deer Valley’s Signatures store is located at 577 Main Street and has Deer Valley logoed items to help you remember your trip, well after you have made it back home. 

two females walking down Main Street in Park City, Utah.

Explore Park City on an E-Bike

Biking through more than 7,000 acres is a freeing way to spend a fall morning. Let the crisp fall air take your breath away as you ride all the way from Kimball Junction to Deer Valley on the city path system. There is easy access to the path system near almost every Deer Valley lodge. Throughout the acreage, there are over a hundred historic sites, many of which go unnoticed by car. White Pine Touring offers not only a beautiful scenic ride on electric bikes, but a guided educational experience in the rich history of Park City as well. If group tours aren’t your thing, try riding solo using Summit Bike Share’s electric bikes. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a small fee, so you can navigate the steep roads that surround town with ease. 

Hike to Bloods Lake

Immerse yourself in the fall colors by hiking to Bloods Lake and enjoying a picnic. Grab a take-away lunch from Deer Valley Grocery~Café and set off on your adventure. Bloods Lake is a high alpine lake that is relatively easy to access. The drive up and over Empire Pass is just about 20 minutes from Park City’s Main Street. The trail to the lake meanders through colorful meadows and groves of fluttering aspen trees, while featuring scenic views and stunning fall colors. The hike’s total distance is 2.8 miles with some steeper sections to get your blood pumping.  

Ride the Heber Valley Historic Railroad 

After all the hiking and biking, a more relaxing, restful activity is in order; take a train ride on the Heber Valley Railroad in an air-conditioned historic coach. The train departs from the Heber Depot and winds through agricultural lands, across the Provo River and along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, before tracing the north bank of Deer Creek Reservoir. Not only may you witness moose, deer and a cornucopia of fall color, you will be entertained by tall tales from the sheriff, a talented fiddler and a possible hold up by bandits. Formerly called The Heber Creeper, the railroad offers a variety of excursions from which to choose. The three-hour round trip down Provo Canyon is spectacular.

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Originally written by Margaret Stevens for Deer Valley Resort.

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