The Best of Fall in Park City
Collected by Kristen Gould Case, AFAR Local Expert
September, October, and November are quieter months in Park City, when powder hounds await snowfall and resorts await Thanksgiving openings. The weather is delightful, the foliage pretty, and the pace of town a bit slower for enjoying Utah's simple pleasures.
4000 Canyons Resort Dr, Park City, UT 84098, USA
Though the Park City Farmers' Market at Canyons Resort runs Wednesdays (noon to 6 p.m.) June through October, fall offers the most prolific bounty, with native tomatoes and peaches topping the charts. Aside from amazing locally grown produce,...
Guardsman Pass, Utah 84121, USA
Take the Mine Road (technically Hwy 224) up toward Deer Valley and when you hit the fork in the road, take a right toward Montage Hotel and Guardsman Pass. This road is now paved until after the Montage; then becomes gravel. The views at the top...
2300 Deer Valley Dr E, Park City, UT 84060, USA
There are two ways to arrive at this exclusive Deer Valley perch—ski in from the slopes, or hop on the Swiss-crafted funicular and climb the 250-vertical-foot ridge. The 12-acre, 181-room St. Regis is literally and figuratively in rarefied...
Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA
The Great Salt Lake doesn't support any aquatic life, save some brine shrimp (yes, sea monkeys) and the birds that feed on them. Despite the desolation it is a beautiful place, however. My friends and I headed out to Antelope Island for a hike and...
1345 Lowell Ave, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Park City Mountain Resort was the first of Park City's three ski areas to offer summer activities. Even though their selection of fun tickets includes mini golf, an alpine coaster, a zip line, and a climbing wall, the alpine slide is still a...
Solitude, UT 84121, USA
Snowbird has a thing for rarefied air, in case you haven’t guessed. The adventure outfitter facilitates aerial tram rides, mountain coasters, alpine slides, climbing walls, rope courses, bungee trampolines, and more, and also offers a Little...
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