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The Best Fall Adventures Await At Black Rock Mountain Resort

Published on October 5, 2021

The Best Fall Adventures await at Black Rock Mountain Resort

Black Rock Mountain Resort is perched high on the edge of the Uintas Wilderness, only minutes from Park City and Deer Valley. Visit and take advantage of all the outdoor recreation that central Utah offers at our perfect base location.

Top Fall Activities in Park City, Utah

Scenic Drives
The mountains come alive with pops of autumn colors, making fall an extra special time for scenic drives.

Mirror Lake Scenic Byway – 1.5 to 3 hours average drive time
Mirror Lake Scenic Byway is one of the most popular scenic fall foliage drives, taking you on a 42-mile stretch along State Route 150. Mirror Lake lives up to its name with amazing reflections!

Guardsman Pass – ½ to 1-hour average drive time
Enjoy the lovely mountain scenery over the pass connecting Park City to Brighton. This backcountry road is only open in the summer and fall. *Be weather aware before adventuring out on this scenic drive.

For more ideas, visit the Park City Chamber of Commerce, Park City Scenic Drives.

Fall Festivals
Fall brings the annual Autumn Aloft Festival. This event features 20+ hot air balloonists from around the world. If you love photography, you will want your camera in hand. This amount of hot air balloons floating against the blue sky above the mountains is awe-inspiring.

Park City Wine Festival is the ultimate food and wine experience on the mountain, in restaurants, classrooms, and around town. Master winemakers, culinary greats, and guests gather to play, wine, and dine. Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products

Ghost Tours
Take a 75-minute walking tour of the historic ski town sharing ghost stories about the many haunted buildings around Main Street.

Get up close and personal with the vibrant fall colors. There is an abundance of trails for all skill levels minutes from the resort, making this a great activity for the whole family.

Round Valley Rail Trail – Easy
Round Valley Rail Trail is a 7.1-mile loop trail that is good for all skill levels and offers scenic views. Dogs are welcome as long as you keep your pup on a leash.

Plunko’s Peak – Moderate
Plunko’s Peak is a 4.5-mile out-and-back trail. Take in views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and keep an eye out; this is a fun trail for spotting wildlife.

Iron Canyon Trail – Hard
Iron Canyon Trail is a 5.5-mile out-and-back trail and is terrific for bird-watching. A couple of things to note, parking is limited, and the trail goes through avalanche terrain. Make sure to check the daily avalanche forecast before heading out on a hike. View More Info Here

For more ideas, visit the Park City Chamber of Commerce list of the Top 6 Day Hikes.

World-Class Fly Fishing
As the warm days continue into the fall season, it’s ideal for fly-fishing our two blue-ribbon trout rivers, the Provo and Weber. Connect with nature as you walk through peaceful streams, anticipating landing your first rainbow trout. There are dozens of fishing shops and guides in the area.

No experience necessary; the Utah guides are the best and will teach you the art of fly-fishing.

Fishing Shops & Guide Services
Park City Fly Fishing Guides
Park City Outfitters
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Utah Pro Fly Fishing

Fishing Shops & Guide Services

All Seasons Adventures
Park City Anglers
Destination Sports and Adventures

Mountain Biking
Park City is a premier mountain biking destination offering over 450 miles of public mountain biking trails, e-bike rentals, five road cycling rides (Park City is one of the stages of the Tour of Utah), and plenty of gravel backroads. Whether you are a beginner or have been biking for years, there is something for everyone from the rolling hills to high-adrenaline challenges.

Golf Courses
Escape the crowds and revel in panoramic views. Salt Lake City and the surrounding area are home to seven public and eight private courses. Our mild weather is perfect for golfing, and don’t be surprised if your game is improved. Sshhhh…the mountain air holds a secret.

The Resort
After your day of exploring and adventure, Black Rock Mountain Resort offers plenty of ways to decompress. First, relax in the outdoor heated pool, detox in one of the many hot tubs, take a temperature-controlled sauna, or unwind in the steam room. Then, savor one of Chef Ernesto’s delicious meals from the Overlook Restaurant. After dinner, sip on your favorite cocktail at the
On The Rocks Bar while listening to live music. End your day, cozied up by an outdoor fire, stargazing at our wide-open, indigo skies.

The resort amenities are also an excellent option for our local community! Locals can enjoy the resort by joining Club Black Rock. Black Rock is more than a resort; it is a place to come together, share adventures, and relax.

The fall activities list is only the beginning; our adventurous staff can assist in creating a personalized experience just for you.

Don’t miss our STAY AND WANDER special.

Contact us at 888-412-9929 to make your fall adventure reservation.


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