Fall is my absolute favorite season! The leaves are turning beautiful colors. It's sweater weather. There's pumpkin spiced everything (not to sound totally basic, but really). It's corn maze season. And best of all, the world perfectly coordinates with my autumn colored hair!

There are so many fun things to do in the Fall and only a short amount of time to accomplish them before winter begins. Here are 12 things you just HAVE to do this fall! Can you complete them all?

Go on a hike

Hiker in an Utah Valley canyon 

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors with a family hike. Great family hikes include the YStewart Falls, and Battle Creek Falls.

Take a Fall Drive

The Alpine Loop with fall colors

If hiking isn't your thing, load up the car and take a ride through some of Utah Valley's beautiful canyons. The Alpine and Nebo loop are famous, but don't forget about Hobble Creek Canyon and the Skyline Drive. 

 Pick pumpkins at a pumpkin patch


A pumpkin patch

There are multiple places in Utah Valley to pick up a pumpkin. Down south, there is A Country Farm in Payson and Rowley's Red Barn in Santaquin. In the Central Valley, there is Jaker's Jack-o-lanterns in Springville and the Vineyard Garden Center in Orem.

Ride on the Sundance Scenic Lift


 A couple riding the ski list at Sundance Resort

Take a special someone or the whole family and ride the ski lift at Sundance Resort. It's a great way to see the orange and yellow mountains from above. 

McCoard's Mystery Corn Maze


A little girl wandering the McCoard's Corn Maze

With three mazes with varying difficulty, the McCoard's Corn Maze has something for the whole family! 

Addams Family at Hale Theater


The show poster for the Addams Family Musical

They're creepy and they're spooky and they're a family favorite. Hang out with this adorably dark family at the Hale Center Theater in Orem. The show runs from October 8th through November 28th.

Riverwoods Pumpkin Parade


Pumpkin Angry Birds

Come to the Provo Riverwoods on October 24th for the Pumpkin Parade. Artists will create fun and spooky scenes with pumpkins like the picture above. It will be a fun community event!

Ride the Heber Train Pumpkin Festival


A corpse bride wanders through the Heber Creeper

Take a 40 minute train ride through the fall foliage while meeting spooky characters and eating pumpkin cookies. At the end, you get a Halloween sticker! A great activity for the whole family!

Cornbelly's Corn Maze

A family at Cornbelly's Corn Maze

If you love corn mazes, then don't miss out on Cornbelly's!  There are a variety of activities for the little ones including a cow train, hayrides, fall themed games, and face painting. For the older kids, there is a haunted corn maze at night.

Go to a BYU Football Game


Fans at a BYU Football Game

Fall=Football. Come partake in this American tradition at a BYU home game at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Check out our post on game-day tips like parking and food! 

Halloween Cruise


Little children look around on the Halloween Cruise               

Take a ride down the Provo River and enter a world of jackolanterns and pirates. The captain will keep you safe as he tells spooky stories in the night. This is geared towards young ones and those that are young at heart.  

Hee Haw Farms


Girls playing with pumpkins 

Hee Haw Farms has loads of fun things to do this fall! Take a hayride, or even better, a haunted hayride. Play with the cute farm animals or pick up your very own pumpkin! Don't miss the Giant pumpkin drop on October 10th! 

Post your Fall adventures with the hashtag #VisitUtahValley to get featured on our Instagram account!