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A 3-Day Guide to Park City: Fall Edition

Your guide to making the most of autumn in this historic mining town

The Vacationeer
Hot air balloons flying over Park City, Utah in fall.

Adventure comes easy in Park City, Utah, even when there's no snow on the ground. You might know this action-packed destination for its ski resorts and sky-high slopes, but there's so much more to see and do before the first snowflake falls.

Infographic 3-day guide to Park City, Utah.  
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Here's your guide to filling  three adventurous days in Park City during fall.

Day-One

Morning

Warm days and crisp nights make fall an ideal time to visit Park City and make it easy to start your stay with some much-deserved time in the sun. Get your adrenaline pumping on an Exclusive Excursions tour where you can float, paddle or zipline your way around Park City. 

You can explore the Provo River by raft, then zip across blue skies for nearly a mile of breathtaking views of Mount Timpanogos and Provo Canyon. Round out the experience with lunch along the river.

Afternoon

Keep the momentum going by renting rechargeable bicycles from Pedego Electric Bikes, a great way to get out and explore the downtown Park City area. If you're feeling extra adventurous, go for a spin on one of the countless mountain trails in full bloom this time of year.

Man on an electric mountain bike on a fall foliage colored bike trail in Park City, Utah.  

Evening

Wind down the day by refueling and fill your belly with the area's best seasonal cuisine courtesy of Gourmand Food Tours, ranked the best food and drink activity in Park City by TripAdvisor.

On this foodie-friendly tour, you'll stop by four of Park City's best restaurants and a beloved bakery for dessert for an authentic taste of mountain life.

Day-Two

Morning

Park City's neighboring rivers and streams are brimming with trout in the fall. Take an expert-led fishing trip with Trout Tales Fly Fishing Excursions along Utah's Blue Ribbon streams and rivers just minutes from Park City's main drag to see if you can hook the catch of the day. 

Even if you come back empty-handed, you'll enjoy the peaceful tranquility and beautiful scenery in the process.

Afternoon

Aerial shot of pool and grill area at Sunrise Lodge, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Park City, Utah.    

Make yourself at home back in Park City proper at Sunrise Lodge, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club where you can take a dip in the heated pool and soak in stunning mountain views. Better yet, cook up your freshly caught trout on one of the on-site barbeque grills or whip up a family-style meal in your fully equipped in-suite kitchen.

Evening

Get as dressed up as you please for a night on the town. Then, head downtown to shop the quaint boutiques, admire the art galleries and grab a bite at one of the award-winning restaurants located along historic Main Street.

Insider Tip: Be sure to stop by Ritual Chocolate to stock up on hot chocolate mix for your suite.  

Day-Three

Morning

Start the day slowly with a cup of coffee at Atticus Coffee & Teahouse, where you can leaf through new and used paperbacks and coffee table books while you get your caffeine fix.

Then hit the road for a scenic mountain drive on the Guardsman Pass, Provo Canyon Scenic Byway, Alpine Scenic Loop or Mirror Lake Highway. To make the most out of the drive, stop along the way to appreciate the canvas of stunning fall colors.

Snowcapped mountains nestled among fall colored trees and pink painted sunset skies in Park City, Utah.    

Scenic overlooks offer the ideal opportunity to capture the perfect social media-worthy selfie. 

Afternoon

A hot air balloon ride offers a birds-eye perspective of the city and mountains below for travelers willing to go the distance for the unbeatable views.

With various tour options from which to choose, unique experiences such as a sunrise ride or champagne toast are available depending on your travel style.

Evening

Save your appetite for dinner at 710 Bodega, where you can fill up on tapas and sangria, then go for a nightcap at No Name Saloon. This western-style bar is full of Park City charm thanks to the early 20th-century mercantile building it calls home. 

Explore vacation ownership at Sunrise Lodge, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, to visualization yourself traveling with the comforts of home — year-round.

 

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