Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


The Sundance Halloween Lift is a family-friendly version of the Full Moon Lift Ride. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

It’s a colorful world out there. Enjoy the changing leaves while you have a chance by getting outside with these local events around Utah Valley.

Scenic Lift Rides

The leaves are changing colors, which means it’s prime time to get to the mountains. Overlook the transforming mountainside from above on a chair lift at Sundance Resort before the leaves disappear altogether for the season.

When: Sept. 4 – Oct. 7 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Sundance
Cost: $15-$20 for adults
Site: sundanceresort.com

Halloween Cruise

Ahoy matees, the Halloween Cruise is ready to take your family on an adventure. Climb aboard the CLAS Ropes Course ship for a chance to shiver through a scary story while viewing carved pumpkins along the river bank. Watch out though, a pirate attack just might happen on these “turbulent” waters. The journey lasts about 20-25 minutes and ship leaves dock every 30 minutes.

When: Oct. 1–31 (weeknights 6:30–9 p.m., weekends 6:30–10 p.m.)
Where: CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 W. Center St. in Provo
Cost: $8 per person
Site: clasropes.com

Hee Haw Farms

Fall has come and Hee Haw Farms is ready for your autumn activities. Pick your own pumpkin, go on a hayride or join in another fall fun event at Hee Haw Farms.

When: Sept. 28 – Nov. 3 (Weekdays 4–9 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.–11 p.m.)
Where: Hee Haw Farms, 150 S. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove
Cost: $9 for general admission $7 for the Haunted Tales Hayride
Site: heehawfarms.com

Haunted Forest

Into the woods onto the trail yet for the Haunted Forest. Encounter the monsters in the forest and try not to scream. Can you handle the intensity?

When: Sept. 14 – Oct. 31 (Monday–Thursday from 7:30–10 p.m.; Friday–Saturday from 7:30–midnight)
Where: 6000 W. 6400 N. in American Fork
Cost: $25–$30
Site: hauntedutah.com

The Pumpkin Train

All aboard! Instead of a wagon ride, take a train ride to a pumpkin patch this holiday season. On the 40 minute train ride, costumed character entertain the guests while riders nibble on pumpkin cookies. There’s even a family-friendly haunted car for a not-so-spooky detour on the trip.

When: Oct. 4–29
Where: Heber Valley Railroad
Cost: $15 general admission; $3 for toddlers
Site: hebervalleyrr.org

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