Picture of fall foliage in Utah for a scenic mountain retreat

While it may not seem like it now, winter is just around the corner, but there is still plenty of time to get out and enjoy the comfortable autumn weather before the snow starts dropping. As much as we love summer, fall is an excellent time for a mountain retreat to Alta and Snowbird, Utah. As the warm temperatures diminish, so do the number of tourists before ski season starts, creating the perfect opportunity for those hoping to avoid crowds. Moreover, the crisp autumn winds lend themselves to a variety of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy in cooler weather. Soon the surrounding alpine forests will showcase a vibrant display of reds, oranges, and yellows throughout Little Cottonwood Canyon. Because of the color change, the surrounding scenery will take on a new persona, creating the perfect atmosphere for day trips, sightseeing, and photography.

Fall Getaways: A Unique Utah Vacation

One of the most apparent factors to consider when going on a mountain retreat in autumn is the brilliant hues created by the transforming leaves as the chorus of the fall breeze sings. An excellent way to enjoy this captivating display of color is by taking a hike on the Little Cottonwood Trail. This pathway is just over five miles and consists of massive granite walls on both sides, with awe-inspiring views of wildflowers and the fall colors. After your hike, you can head over to the Baked & Brewed Café to grab some coffee and browse their selection of delicious treats to bring back to your vacation rental. In addition to Baked & Brewed, there are various eating options found throughout.

Things to Do on Your Mountain Retreat

With so many outdoor activities in our slice of paradise, it may be best to present you with a list to give you some ideas for your mountain retreat. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Snowbird’s Aerial Tram is an iconic experience that brings patrons along over one and a half miles up nearly 3,000 vertical feet to the top of Hidden Peak. The round-trip can be completed in 40 mins, but guests are encouraged to explore the mountain and take in the exquisite panoramic vantage points.
  • The Snowbird Mountain Coaster is a 3,120 foot, gravity-powered freefall of adrenaline-pumping fun.
  • Peak Photo offers custom sessions to enable you to not only remember your mountain retreat but also document it. What better way to commemorate a life-changing fall getaway?
  • Mountain biking in Little Cottonwood Canyon is an immersive way to exercise and breathe in the fresh mountain air. There are a myriad of nearby options, but Albion Basin, Devil’s Castle, Little Cottonwood Creek Trail (mentioned above), and Snowbird Cross-Country Loop are the easiest to access.

Utah Vacation Rentals in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Mountain retreats are never ordinary, so why not stay at an extraordinary Utah vacation rental? Canyon Services, located in Snowbird and Alta, offers a dynamic assortment of elegant vacation rentals that will serve as the perfect basecamp for any mountain retreat. With a multitude of services and amenities, the decision to book with us becomes simple. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit us online or call 800-562-2888.