Fall in Utah is a great season for fun. The weather has cooled down and there is so much to do and see. We’ve collected some great ideas for you and your family, friends or a date. Counting down from 5, here are our top 5 recommendations for fun things to do in Utah this fall.

5. Explore National Parks
Utah is home to 5 stunning national parks and fall is a perfect time to visit them due to the cooler temperatures and vibrant foliage. Crowds wind down in the cooler months, and you can find quieter trails and quicker access. Hiking, photography, and soaking in the beauty of nature are popular fall activities in the parks. Don’t miss out on the big 5 including: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

4. Scenic Drives to Fall Colors
If you live anywhere in Utah, you’re only a short drive from beautiful vistas and mountains. This time of year is the perfect time for leaf gazing as the green mountains shift to a lovely array of yellow, orange and red. Some prime locations include the Alpine Loop, Mirror Lake Highway and Logan Canyon. Grab a jacket, and your favorite people, and hit the road. Don’t forget to take pictures, you will want to make sure to capture the memories for your picture frames at home!

3. Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes & Festivals
As the temperatures cool down, and harvests are abundant, there are plenty of fun events to attend. Snowbird Resort hosts a big Oktoberfest celebration every year. Many cities have pumpkin patches with tasty fall-inspired treats and activities for the kids. Plus you can pick your own pumpkins to carve. Corn mazes are great for friends and family as well, and often turn into haunted mazes at night.  

2. College Football
What’s more fun than screaming at your favorite college sports team from the top of your lungs? Doing it alongside thousands of other fans in their home stadium. For many in Utah, fall is pretty much synonymous with college football. With Utah State, University of Utah and Brigham Young University in such close proximity, there is likely to be a home game at one of their stadiums each weekend. 

1. Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus
Our top suggestion this fall is to hit up the Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus. As the best haunted house in Utah, we are your number one stop for frightful fun! We’ve got freaks and ghouls aplenty and all the jumpscares and terrors imaginable for you and your friends and family. Get your Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus tickets today, and prepare to be terrified. When the lights go out, the freaks come out. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

Photo by Johannes Plenio