Peep Park City’s Fall Foliage on these Fabulous Outdoor Decks 


Fall is short in Park City, but it’s nothing short of spectacular. As the sunlight begins to wane, and the trees begin to display their colors, grab a seat at some of our favorite decks for a meal and glass of your favorite adult beverage to enjoy nature’s show.

The Montage Deer Valley

Montage Tuna 5

Teriyaki tuna burger and wildfire cocktail

With one of the most scenic views in Park City, enjoy a mountainside dining experience out on the deck of  Apex, Montage Deer Valley’s signature restaurant, overlooking the ski runs at Deer Valley. Take in fall in all its glory as you sip a glass of wine or one of their handcrafted cocktails, like the Wildfire: a mixture of High West Campfire Whisky, apple, maple and blackberry, and feast on iconic dishes with a twist, like their Teriyaki-glazed tuna burger that is brimming with flavor and accompanied by Asian chili-tahini slaw and heirloom greens

Stein Ericksen Lodge

Stein Lodge

View of golden aspens from Stein Lodge

Relax and take in the views of the golden aspens on the expansive, wrap-around deck of Stein Ericksen’s Troll Hallen Lounge while perusing their seasonally-inspired menu. Experience tastes as bold and breathtaking as the mountain vistas that surround you, like in the Farmer’s Tomatoes, served on white bread with herb salt and mayonnaise, or the PLT, a classic with a twist, where an over-medium egg, prosciutto, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise mingle on wheat bread for a bite that will make your taste buds sing. Don’t forget a Stein’s Old-Fashioned to wash it all down.

St. Regis Deer Valley

What could be better than dining in a majestic mountain setting overlooking Deer Valley’s ski runs? The St. Regis’ Mountain Terrace restaurant offers an experience like none other, wining and dining, as you basque in the glory of fall foliage bursting all around you. The terrace is ideal for cocktails, and an alfresco lunch that could consist of some saffron-steamed mussels with grilled saffron toast, lemon, basil and a glass of Champagne.


Overlooking Park City Mountain Resort, Harvest is a great spot to grab a coffee of your choice and a hearty and healthy breakfast while people watching and leaf-peeping. For a meal that will for sure fuel your autumn adventures, we would suggest the Nourish Toast: perfectly roasted beetroot and tomato, served on toasted sourdough, topped with salsa verde, pickled onion, herb salad, avocado, a soft-poached egg and smoked salmon.

Deer Valley Grocery Cafe

DV Grocery 2

Avocado and beet toast, lox plate, bloody mary

The patio at Deer Valley Grocery Cafe is a very pleasant place to sit and enjoy all the spoils of fall. Take in the views lakeside while surrounded by tall pines and quaking golden aspens, feasting on dishes as vibrant as the scenery around you, like the avocado and beet toast, which in our opinion is bursting with flavor and has a generous helping of beet hummus, avocado, feta cheese, fresh arugula, toasted pumpkin and sesame seeds, a single fried egg, on toasted sprouted wheat berry bread. But then there’s the lox plate: overflowing with smoked salmon, capers, whipped cream cheese, artisan lettuce, red onions, lemon, English cucumber, heirloom cherry tomatoes, dill and toasted everything bagel. Wash down your meal with a classic bloody mary and raspberry lemonade fizz, a great accompaniment to any brunch.


About Author

Rachel Friedman Elberts is a personal trainer and health coach for the pursuit of fitness & movement in the outdoors based in Park City, Utah. Check her out at She was born and raised in New York City, but was called West by the Mountains. She's worked in the Outdoor Industry for the past 8 years and has found a deep love for connecting people, building relationships, and connecting more deeply with nature. You can probably find her either being active in the outdoors hiking, backpacking, playing tennis, golf, on her SUP, Snowboard, Mountain Bike, or taking pictures, being creative in the kitchen, discovering new experiences and restaurants in her community and traveling to places near and far that fill her with awe and wonder. Follow her adventures @rachshredgnar on Instagram.

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