The turn of summer into fall is one of our favorite times of the year in northern Utah. Autumn in our area brings the promise of the upcoming ski season, cooler temperatures, and beautiful views. Our area’s fall foliage is trademarked by golden aspens and reddish scrub oak. You can take in these beautiful views on a hike, mountain bike, or scenic drive. Read on to discover four of the best places to view Park City fall colors!
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Top 3 Places to See Park City Fall Colors
Below are three local-approved spots to see Park City fall foliage. We recommend visiting these destinations between mid-September and early October, as fall colors in high altitudes are fleeting. Don’t miss your chance to see some of the most beautiful views of the year in Park City, Utah!
1. Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort is best known as a winter destination thanks to its amazing ski runs. Did you know that it’s also a great place to visit in the fall? This all-season resort is one of the best places for mountain biking in Park City! Cycle to the top of mountain peaks to enjoy Park City fall colors, or take a scenic ski lift ride to view panoramic views of our area’s fall foliage.
2. Guardsman Pass Scenic Byway
Guardsman Pass Scenic Byway is one of the best Park City scenic drives. Out-and-back, this drive takes about two hours, although it will likely take longer with stops along the way. This route travels through the backcountry of Park City, which boasts excellent views of red and orange flora. It also connects with Big Cottonwood Canyon, just a dozen or so miles south of Salt Lake City.
3. Big Cottonwood Canyon
Can’t get enough of what Guardsman Pass Scenic Byway has to offer? Take a moment to get out of the car and explore Big Cottonwood Canyon on your scenic drive through northern Utah. Or, start your adventure here for a Salt Lake City to Park City getaway. Take in beautiful views of golden aspens surrounding Lake Blanche and so much more!
Discover Park City Rentals with Alpine Ski Properties
Select a rental with Alpine Ski Properties to continue leaf peeping when the day is done. We offer nearly 70 rentals with easy access to the most popular nearby attractions, like Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort. It’s easy to view Park City fall colors with mountain views from the window of your rental home!
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