Fall in Salt Lake isn’t just a season. It’s a celebration. Set against the vivid blue sky, the changing leaves create a kaleidoscope of warm colors from burnt oranges to fiery crimsons and golds. The rich landscape ensures every adventure is picture-perfect, so your camera roll is likely to be full of spectacular shots for sharing – and showing off. On top of the autumnal views, Salt Lake offers a bounty of activities that reach new levels of splendor in the fall.
Hiking feels a little different when autumn hits Salt Lake. Something in the air is downright magical this time of year. The weather is still warm, but the terrain becomes more varied, with early snowfall or glaciers set against bursts of the season’s dramatic palette. There are incredible trails to explore for hikers of all levels. Find trailheads right in town or make your way to many of the breathtaking canyons close by. No matter what trail you choose, it’s sure to offer a feast for the eyes.
We’re here to dispel rumors that ski resorts are only open in the winter. In fact, Salt Lake’s ski resorts offer unique experiences all year long. There’s nothing quite like finding your inner zen surrounded by the brilliance of changing leaves. That’s why we highly recommend joining in on the weekly yoga at Solitude. This resort also hosts a Sunday music series and scenic hikes. Another prominent resort, Snowbird, offers hiking opportunities and a music series, as well as a new tram system. Snowbird’ s Aerial Tram literally gives you a bird’s-eye view of the land. The tram’s glass floor leaves nothing to the imagination as you get a 360° view of the mountains. There’s no better way to soak in the bold fall colors than with a thrilling tram ride.
Not to be outdone by the natural world, Salt Lake celebrates the changing of the seasons with food, drink and entertainment. Snowbird hosts Oktoberfest, which begins on weekends in mid-August. Admission to this family-friendly event is free. Expect to find activities, cuisine, and of course, brews. Or grab tickets for Utah Beer Festival, which partners with charitable causes and begins August 20th. Sample beer, try out some drag bingo, and support the community. If your taste buds are yearning to try more of the neighborhood beer, Salt Lake is home to a wealth of unique microbreweries. Sip and savor brews while you meet the locals behind the beer.
Autumn in Salt Lake is beautiful, lively and truly “West of Conventional.” It can be tough to choose what to indulge in, so Salt Lake has made it easy. The Salt Lake Connect Attractions Pass gives you access to some of Salt Lake’ s most iconic attractions, and the Salt Lake Brewery Pass will quench your thirst with access to some of the most beloved local breweries and brewpubs. From the prismatic colors of the outdoors to festivals of all kinds, it’s the perfect season to experience the spirit of the land and community.