Utah is one of the most beautiful places to see the Fall season change. With the mountains covered in brightly colored aspen groves, and the valley spread with Fall colors, there are so many places to see the best of the season. We are going to give you the top 5 areas for the best dates to see Fall leaves.
1. Monte Cristo Highway (State Road 39) and Trappers Loop Road (State Road 167)
You will find these roads East of Ogden. There are beautiful groves of aspen and fall colors. You can pull off for a hike or enjoy a drive together.
2. Big Cottonwood Canyon (State Road 190) to Guardsman Pass and Midway
Big Cottonwood Canyon was formed by a glacier over thousands of years and is now covered with maple and aspen trees. Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon until you reach Guardsman Pass to venture over the mountain to Park City for brunch or Midway for golf.
3. Alpine Scenic Loop
Just south of South Mountain you will find the Alpine Loop Hwy. As its name suggests, this drive is covered in the renowned Utah aspen. You will find the Timpanogos hike on this highway as well as hiking trails and camping spots. The best part for animal lovers is that this canyon welcomes dogs. If you continue on this road you will also come across the world-famous Sundance Resort founded by Robert Redford.
4. Millcreek Canyon
Millcreek Canyon is known for its glorious hikes and allows dogs! If you are looking to take your furry friend with you this is the place for you. Choose from many hikes along the way or just go for a nice drive to see the painted colors.
5. Greater Bryce Canyon.. Ready for a Road Trip?
If you are interested in taking your Fall site seeing on the road, Bryce Canyon is a beautiful place to visit. With a completely different landscape than other parts of Utah, Greater Bryce Canyon offers a painting of Fall colors across the canyons. Enjoy the quaint towns and Native American Culture for a full Experience of Bryce Canyon.
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