Fall in Evanston

In Evanston, our fall season feels far too short, so we love to make the most of the crisp air, gorgeous warm hues, and festive season while we can. This is prime time for fall festivals and soaking up the last bits of warm weather before the long winter sets in. We can’t wait for you to see what’s in store for your autumnal visit to Evanston.

Fall Weather in Evanston WY

Temperatures fall gradually throughout the fall season, starting off with highs in the mid-70s in September and finishing in November with lows dipping into the 40s. We don’t see much rain during this time of year, but you’ll want to pack plenty of layers to prepare for the wide range of temperatures! 

Things to do in Evanston in the Fall 

We love to stay active in Evanston, and fall is no exception! Sure, our summer season is jam-packed with activities and festivities, but fall is an equally exciting time to visit. Here are some of the top things to add to your autumn itinerary:

Leaf-peep at Bear River State Park

Our beloved Bear River State Park is a fantastic place to visit any time of year, but we think it’s extra special in the fall. From September through November, you’ll see our trees lit up with warm hues ranging from golden yellows to fiery reds. Enjoy feeling the leaves crunch under your feet as you explore the many miles of trails in this 324-acre park, and keep an eye out for wildlife sightings as well. It’s still warm enough for a picnic here, too, and there’s plenty of room to stretch out on the grass and enjoy the autumn sunshine.

Drive along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

If a road trip is more your speed, hop onto the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, which runs through South Evanston and expands all the way into Utah. Go as far as you’d like, enjoying the crisp fall air and stopping to snap photos of the breathtaking landscapes and colors along the way.

Explore Evanston’s Historic Depot Square

Our historic downtown area is a joy to visit on a breezy autumn day. The Historic Depot Square spans three city blocks and includes some of our community’s oldest buildings, like the Scandinavian-style Beeman-Cashin Building. It’s also home to the Uinta County Museum, Joss House Museum, and the Columbo Hall railroad building, which are all historic stops on your path through downtown Evanston. Grab a warm cup of coffee (to go!) and spend the morning strolling through.

Where to Stay in Evanston in the Fall

You’ll find plenty of hotels in Evanston, like Prairie Inn, Best Western Dunmar Inn, and many more. You can also book your stay in a yurt in the Unita Mountains if you want to get off the beaten path and stay somewhere more unique! To book your yurt, contact the Evanston Recreation Center.