Park City Fall Activities
There’s no better time to experience Park City than in the fall; incredible colors, warm days, cool nights, with golf, hiking, biking, and back-to-school shopping at its best. Fall is certainly our favorite time of year; the kids are back in school, the leaves are turning, and the cool weather is much appreciated after summer in Park City. With over 400 miles of trails for hiking and biking, Park City couldn’t be better in the fall. From scenic strolls to adrenaline-raising terrain, Park City is a great place for a mountain biking vacation this fall. If you prefer a lift up the mountain; some of the Resorts do provide lift-served mountain biking and hiking though the fall.
One of the favorite Park City Fall Activities is a scenic drive. Some of the best scenic drives or road bike rides in Utah are within a few miles of Park City. Our mountain passes and scenic byways will take you to some of the most breathtaking places in the West. Here are a few of our favorite scenic drives from Park City, of which, many are perfect for road biking as well. We have one suggestion, don’t forget your camera as you’ll take home many memorable photos of wildlife, wildflower, and incredible mountain vistas.
Park City Scenic Drives
If you are looking for a short drive (just 14 miles) from Park City, you can’t beat Guardsman Pass, which, for a longer drive connects Park City to Brighton and Salt Lake or to Midway and Wasatch Mountain State Park. To get there, take SR-224 to Deer Valley Drive and turn east; continue on to the roundabout and exit on Marsac Ave and continue on up Ontario Canyon to Guardsman Pass.
The start of the Provo Canyon scenic drive is just a short 20 minutes from Park City. The Provo River is a fly-fisherman’s paradise, which runs adjacent to this scenic byway with vertical cliffs of limestone defining the canyon walls. For an opportunity to view looming peaks, catch boaters and wind and kits surfers at Deer Creek Reservoir, and experience Bridal Veil Falls, look no further than Provo Canyon Scenic Byway.
The Alpine Loop Scenic Byway is a 27-mile journey through fantastic mountain landscapes, with sites along the way including Mount Timpanogos and Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort, including a short detour to Cascade Springs. This is one of the most scenic drives in Utah and is an incredible place to go as the fall colors start to peak.