Your Utah Fall Bucket List
As we say goodbye to the hot summer season and greet the delightful crispness of fall, we welcome the change that comes with the color shift of the leaves, pumpkin spice, everything apple and cinnamon, and of course Halloween. Imagine opening the door to your home and giving away candy to expecting Trick or Treaters or decorating the interior of your home with faux pumpkins and other fall decorum. Perhaps they’ll come from memorabilia from all the places you’ll explore on your fall bucket list. Let Wright Homes introduce you to Utah in fall.
Lose Yourself in the Fall Scenery
The best time to view the changing of the leaves is between the end of September all the way through October. This is the perfect opportunity to explore the beauty of Utah’s nature. From the mountains to the wildlife and the multiple trails, there is so much to see and do.
Mount Olympus Trailhead
A popular hike in the summer and fall, Mount Olympus is a rather steep hike just on the east side of Salt Lake City. However, it will only take you about 3.4 miles before you can see breathtaking scenery. The trail is also wide and easy to follow, just be sure to take it slow. If you are brave enough to reach the top, you can see an overhead view of Salt Lake City.
Be sure to visit: https://utah.com/hiking/mt-olympus-trail
Nebo Loop Scenic Byway; Spanish Fork, UT
Photo lovers will not be able to resist this opportunity for beautiful snapshots, as well as selfies, especially around this time of year where the colors just pop and grab at you. The road extends 9,000 feet and exists between Payson and Nephi. This is a drive you won’t forget and will want to take again and again.
Sundance Resort Scenic Lift; Sundance, UT
Lifts aren’t only for skiing. They’re also for observing the fall foliage to your heart’s content. A lift will take you to the top, where you can see the magnificent colors along the various hiking trails. A view hard to find anywhere else. Also, enjoy lunch a little further up at Bearclaw Cabin.
Visit https://www.skiutah.com/members/sundance-scenic-lift-rides for more information.
Sleep Under the Stars Amid the Fall Foliage
When we think of camping, we think of summer. As summer ends for fall to begin, the warmth ends so the chill can take over. But that’s all the more reason to build a roaring campfire to match the stunning foliage you’ll be sleeping against. Not to mention, who says s’mores have to end just because summer does?
Whiting Campground; Maple Canyon
This campground will provide your firewood, picnic tables, and even grills among other things. Here, you’ll also have horse trails, hiking trails, fishing opportunities, as well as viewing the wildlife in the area. All the while, you’ll be surrounded by the changing leaves and scenic views of Utah.
Check out https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/uwcnf/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=9850&actid=29 for more information.
Find a Farmer’s Market
Who doesn’t love the idea of knowing exactly where your produce came from? That farm fresh feel when you pick up and smell that tomato, sampling fresh lemonade, jarred jams and preserves from local farms. Check out some of these popular farmers markets all throughout Utah:
Farmers Market Ogden; Ogden, UT (September 18 – October 23)
Salt Lake City Metro Area
Salt Lake City Farmers Market; Salt Lake City, UT (June 5 – October 23)
Provo Farmers Market; Provo, UT (June 5 – October 30)
Hurricane Farmers Market; Hurricane, UT (May 1 – October 30)
Check out Some Local Orchards
Nothing beats going to a farm in the fall, especially apple orchards. Who can resist samples of hot apple cider, hot chocolate, or even apple cider donuts? It’s a taste that you just can’t mimic from a box. And you’ll most definitely want to bring some home with you.
Rowley’s Red Barn; Santaquin, UT
Here is an orchard that invites you to pick your own apples straight from the tree. Offering homemade ice cream, apple cider donuts, fresh-pressed apple juice, and so much more. Rowley’s Red Barn also hosts what they call the Back Forty—a ten-acre corn maze, a six-acre pumpkin patch, and a play area that you can’t find anywhere else. Pedal tractor trailer racing, giant slides, apple cannons, a corn pit, ziplines, and plenty of photo opportunities. It’s a can’t miss place to pick your ideal pumpkin to morph into a fun Jack-O-Lantern.
Allred Orchards; Provo, UT
If you’re looking for a little variety in your orchards, with multiple types of apples to choose from, then check out Allred Orchards. Proudly maintained by the Allred family, you can find apples as well as peaches, nectarines, and plums here. Check out their site for availability and description of each.
Fall is not Fall without Halloween
Not only do we associate fall with pumpkin spice, but also Halloween. We can’t think of crunchy, colorful leaves without our minds traveling to dressing up in costume, or horror movies, or scares. Looking into a haunted house or two is a fun way to enjoy Halloween.
The Haunted Woods; Murray, UT
If you have children and want to do something family friendly, then check out the Haunted Woods in Murray, Utah. Hosted by the Salt Lake City area Exchange Clubs, you have your selection of two trails: the Silly Trail (welcome to all ages), and the Spooky Trail (for braver beings) that are wide enough for strollers and wheelchairs alike. Get ready for fun, themed nights, donuts, hot chocolate, and a bonfire.
Check out https://www.hauntedwoodsmurray.com/ for more details, tickets, and COVID-19 precautions.
Dead City Haunted House; Salt Lake City (Murray), UT
Are you ready for spooky date nights? What more could you ask for with Hollywood level sets and professional actors, who have been trained to drain the blood from your face in sheer terror? Dead City is packed with 60 rooms, 170 animatronics, bone chilling SFX, and was rated #1 in Utah for scares per foot.
Check out https://www.deadcityhauntedhouse.com/ for more information.
Whether you’re looking for something laid back like a trail, or exciting like a haunted house, Utah has something for everyone. Let Wright Homes walk you through all of what Utah has to offer. After all, you’re going to want some rest and relaxation after unpacking your belongings into your new home. If you’re interested in moving to Utah, contact one of our agents today to begin your fall adventure. Wright Homes wants to welcome you home.