Autumn Activities: Leaf Peeping in Park City, Utah
If you’re lucky enough to visit Park City during the fall, you’ll have no problem filling your time with a range of activities, whether you’re in town alone, with a mate, or the entire family. Take note of the following fall activities to make the most of your short or prolonged stay.
Bikers place Park City on their must-see list, and since the fall weather is more bearable than summer for intense exercise, you’ll want to take advantage of the 400 miles of trails reserved for biking and hiking. Of course, it’s more fun going down than trudging uphill, so if you want to conserve your energy, head toward the resorts that provide lift services during the fall season. Check individual resort calendars for hours of lift operation.
24-7 and Bob’s Basin is on the locals’ lists. From Park City lodging, take I-80 north to Frontage Road. Turn right, and take a left about a quarter of a mile down at the trailhead near a trail kiosk and outdoor bathroom.
Farmer’s markets are great destinations for kids. The Park Silly Sunday Market is packed with food, fun, and activities for kids, including face painting and games. Along with seasonally fresh produce, find works by local and national artists. The market is open on Sundays from 10am to 5pm from June 7 until September 20th. It’s an open-air market held on Park City’s Main Street.
If you’re searching for more farmer’s market destinations, check out the one held at Canyon’s Resort every Wednesday, which runs through the end of October. The market is open from noon until 6pm and features fresh foods, Christmas gifts, and a variety of family-oriented musical acts.
A team of teachers and paranormal professionals have collected ghost stories associated with the area and beyond. Starting at 415 Main Street, take a ghost tour as you listen to tales told by those having studied Park City’s ghoulish history. However, the stories are not just related to Park City; the historians have selected the scariest stories from all over the west!
The entire state is cherished for its wondrous opportunities for sightseeing. There are more than a few destinations to see from your car window, such as Guardsman Pass. The site resides about 14 miles outside of Park City. Take SR-224 to Deer Valley Drive and go east. Exit on Marsac Avenue and continue up Ontario Canyon to Guardsman Pass. See forests and valleys replete with a wildflower viewing area.
Homestead Resort hosts the Crater Springs Golf Course. Take GPS-equipped carts through the par 72 course that measures over 7,000 yards. Rated a 73 from the back tees, the course is open from April 1st through October 31st. Be challenged by its manicured greens while enjoying its babbling brooks, ponds, and re-aligned trees. Locals revere it as one of the more picturesque courses in the state. If you don’t feel like playing a full round, come for the putting green, driving range, or practice your chipping game. The on-site shop offers attire for adults and kids. It’s located at 700 North Homestead Drive in Midway, Utah.
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