Park City, Utah, is one of the most beautiful spots in the entire country. Not only can you enjoy pristine weather all year round and fun outdoor activities, but the fall has less influx of people, so you can enjoy the hiking trails, breweries, restaurants, cafes shops, and accommodation options without throngs and throngs of tourists. Talk about relaxing! And when you use us to help plan your vacation and find out the ideal place to stay, you never have to worry. We take care of everything for you, so all you have to do is book a house, show up, and have a good time. Let’s see the top Park City things to do for you and your friends or family during your upcoming fall getaway to this pristine natural area. We guarantee that you will have an unforgettable holiday that will be fresh in your memory for years to come!
Head Out on a Hiking Trail
Instead of going to the same-old hiking spots that are usually overrun with locals, visitors, and their pups, we recommend going on the trails less traveled. There are dozens of hidden gems that you won’t find in the most popular guidebooks, providing you with comparable views and much less crowds. Talk about the ideal way to start your day!
We recommend going out on Dawn’s Trail if you want to start with an easy and moderate hike for you and your family. This is a great place to go trail running or bring your pup on a long walk on a breezy and chilly morning. This trail features tons of trees, leaves, and flowers, offering a picturesque vantage point for you to see the changing colors of the landscape and bond with your family.
Another fun trail for you to bring your children to is the Discovery Trailhead, featuring the Pale Green Dot downhill beginner trail, a New World multi-use trail for those with varied interests, or the Summit Park trails that offer a more challenging experience for avid hikers.
We also recommend taking the trip to the Ultimo National Forest in Eastern Summit County to really feel like you are in the middle of nature! Pack your backpack and head out on the Yellow Pine Trail to Yellow Pine Lake to take amazing photos and hop in the water for a dip at the end.
Lastly, we love the Quarry Mountain 2-mile loop for those who want an easy, fast, and simple path that provides perfect views of nearby farms, rolling hillsides, lush green forests, and the nearby Deer Valley Resort.
Grab a Beer
Feeling a bit parched after a long hike? We don’t blame you! The fall is still filled with tons of sunshine and warm weather, so you might be a bit dehydrated. The best thing to do now is to get something to drink and have a bite to eat – and we recommend going to one of the numerous breweries that is in Park City and the nearby countryside.
Check out High West Distillery and Saloon if you are in the mood to have FUN! We love this distillery in Park City that features an educational tour of the distillery, High West Saloon bar, and Old Western-themed decorations, après ski viewing deck for the colder fall days and winter months, and the organic food that pairs perfectly with a pint of an IPA or an oatmeal stout.
You can also head to the Wasatch Brewery to get a tasting board of the local beers, pair every pour with an appetizer for the table, and hang out with your friends. Don’t forget to bring along your pup to play with the other dogs and enjoy the outdoor ambiance.
If you are in the mood for a city-center brewery, the Red Rock Junction on Redstone Center Drive puts up a fight for the best Park City things to do in the entire city. Named the “Brewpub of the Year’ by Brewpub Magazine, this eatery offers a large food menu, tons of beers on tap, and organic fare that you won’t find elsewhere. We recommend ordering brie toast with fried sage and pear to make you feel healthy!
Try Some Other Sports
Lastly, we recommend trying some other sports during your time in Park City. Head out on horseback and wind around some of the dusty and undulating trails as you see the far-reaching views of wildflowers, slopes, hillsides, and birch forests. We also think that you and other adrenaline junkies should try their luck at Woodward Park City to learn some new skills, like skateboarding, and reach new heights.
Finally, Park City is home to miles and miles of mountain bike trails, so head to White Pine Touring to whizz down some steep slopes with a safe and professional instructor.