October 24, 2023
Mountain destinations certainly get plenty of winter hype. But fall is actually the best time to visit these regions, in our humble opinion. Along with colorful foliage, you can expect spectacular hiking, comfort food galore at cozy restaurants, inviting fireplaces (preferably at your home away from home), and, if you’re lucky, clear, starry night skies.
For a welcome blend of autumnal beauty, relaxation, and action, keep reading for our favorite group getaways to the peaks.
Park City, UT
There’s more to this Beehive State darling than the Sundance Film Festival and skiing. In the fall, you’ll be dazzled by shades of reds, oranges, and yellows whether you’re on the hiking trails like Silver Lake Trail in Deer Valley or staring out the window of your suite at Washington School House. To get your adrenaline pumping, plan a jaunt to the Olympic Park and zoom down “The Comet,” a 3,000-foot long bobsled experience.
Group meals are best enjoyed at spots like Bartolo’s, High West Distillery and Saloon, or Hana Ramen Bar. Or, journey to the base of Canyons Village where you’ll find Pendry Park City, where the rooftop venue, The Poolhouse is the frequent host of live musical acts. And for the fly fishers amongst us, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point you towards local locales like the Provo River, Weber River, Strawberry Reservoir, Echo Reservoir, Rockport Reservoir, and Jordanelle Reservoir for some of the best fly-fishing in the Rocky Mountains.