Embrace the Beauty of Autumn

Your Fallcation at Snowpine Lodge

September 26, 2023

As summer’s warmth gives way to the crisp embrace of autumn, there’s no better time to escape to the picturesque mountains of Alta, Utah. At Snowpine Lodge, we invite you to immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the fall season with a getaway that promises to awaken your senses and rejuvenate your spirit. From vibrant foliage to exciting local events, check out the rest of this blog for how you can make the most of your autumn retreat in Alta.

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Fall Scenic Drives in the Wasatch Mountains

The surrounding area offers a myriad of scenic drives that showcase the brilliant colors of fall foliage. Explore the winding roads of Little Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood, and Mill Creek Canyons, where the mountainsides are painted in shades of gold and crimson. Stop along the way to capture stunning photographs and enjoy picnics amidst nature’s masterpiece.

Little Cottonwood Canyon – 7 miles
Big Cottonwood Canyon – 15 miles
Guardsman Pass Scenic Byway – 7 miles
Mill Creek Canyon – 13 miles

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Fall Hikes in Little Cottonwood Canyon

For those who prefer a more active approach to leaf-peeping, Little Cottonwood Canyon is a hiker’s paradise. Lace up your boots and embark on one of the many trails that wind through this alpine wonderland. The Red Pine Lake Trail and White Pine Lake Trail are particularly renowned for their autumnal beauty, offering breathtaking vistas and a chance to witness the leaves changing up close.

Snake Pit Waterfall – 1.5 miles, 367 ft of elevation gain
Twin Lakes Pass – 5.2 miles, 1,807 ft of elevation gain
Gloria Falls – 2.2 miles, 534 ft of elevation gain
Red Pine Lake- 7.7 miles, 2,188 ft of elevation gain
White Pine Lake – 10.2 miles, 2,719 ft of elevation gain
Little Cottonwood Trail – 5.4 miles, 1,046 ft of elevation gain
Temple Quarry – .3 miles, 22 ft of elevation gain

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Leaf Peeping

At Snowpine Lodge, you don’t need to go far to witness the splendor of fall foliage. Our lodge is nestled against Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, allowing you to enjoy leaf peeping right from your balcony or from one of our cozy common areas. The vibrant colors of the surrounding landscape are a sight to behold and provide a serene backdrop for harmony and relaxation.

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Rejuvenate at Stillwell Spa

Pair your fall retreat with our mountain spa, offering a haven of tranquility amidst the breathtaking beauty of the season. Here, you can surrender to the soothing touch of expert therapists, unwind with revitalizing treatments, and bask in the cozy ambiance that mirrors the warmth of autumn. With treatments designed to pamper your mind, body and soul, Stillwell Spa invites you to savor the essence of fall at Snowpine Lodge, as you emerge refreshed and renewed, ready to embrace the enchantment of the season.

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Oktoberfest at Snowbird Resort

Kickstart your fall adventure with a visit to the nearby Snowbird Resort, home to one of Utah’s most celebrated Oktoberfest festivals. Indulge in a lively atmosphere filled with the aroma of delicious Bavarian cuisine, live music, and, of course, a wide variety of craft beers. Toast to the changing seasons with a stein in hand and savor the festive spirit of this annual event. As a guest of Snowpine Lodge, enjoy our complimentary shuttle to and from the festivities.

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Cozy Evenings at Snowpine Lodge

After a day of adventure, return to the warmth and comfort of Snowpine Lodge. Savor a hearty meal at our restaurant with live entertainment Saturday evenings. As the sun sets, gather around one of our many fireplaces, craft some s’mores, and share stories, all while making new memories. Our lodge is your home away from home, where the spirit of autumn infuses every corner with warmth and hospitality.

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