- $15 for two tickets to Pumpkin Festival ($30 value)
Heber Valley Railroad’s Pumpkin Festival transforms the historically oriented train ride into family-friendly jaunt, with just a little spookiness thrown in for good measure. Tickets to the festival grant a seat on a 40-minute train ride, filled with costumed entertainers who hand out pumpkin cookies to passengers. After being deposited back at the depot, guests can wander into the haunted car, where they earn a Halloween sticker for their bravery in confronting what spirits lurk within. The festival’s primary attraction, of course, is the pumpkin patch, where visitors can pick out the perfect pumpkin to take home and carve.
Heber Valley Railroad
As if it were the turn of the 20th century, when short-line railroads chugged their way through rural America, the Heber Valley Railroad whisks passengers through scenic landscapes in vintage and restored coaches. The routes trace the original Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad, trundling across the floor of the eponymous valley. Their scenic tours unveil breathtaking views of Deer Creek Reservoir, Provo Canyon, and Provo River, crossing the same scenery that travelers would have spotted a century ago. With heated coaches in the winter, guests enjoy an old-timey experience without sacrificing modern comfort.