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Utah is Glorious in the Fall

During the fall season, Utah's mountains and canyons explode into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, with foliage turning red, yellow, orange, scarlet, and a myriad other hues. Fall is a spectacular time to visit our state.  
You'll be able to see a splash of color from our cities and towns, but to enjoy the full fall experience you need to drive into the mountains. Several of our back roads have become famous because of the abundance and intensity of the colors they offer. 

Our favorite places to see fall colors in Utah 

  • Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons east of Salt Lake valley along the Wasatch Front. 
  • Millcreek Canyon east of Salt Lake near the mouth of Parley's Canyon. Breathtaking colors. Mountain biking here in the fall is a must. 
  • Guardsman's Pass between Brighton and Park City and the back roads to Midway and Heber areas. 
  • Alpine Loop up American Fork Canyon, past Sundance Resort and down through Provo Canyon. 
  • Provo Canyon: Squaw Peak Trail, Buffalo Peak Trail, Bridal Veil Falls (great for kids - paved path), mid to late September is best 
  • The Nebo Loop between Payson and Nephi
  • Midway in the hills above the city (drive through the little residential streets)
  • Ogden Canyon east of Huntsville
  • The Mirror Lake Highway east of Park City between Kamas and Evanston, Wyoming
  • Logan Canyon between Logan and Bear Lake. Vibrant must-see colors!
The best times to view the colorful fall foliage varies a little from year to year. In general, colors start to come on in early September and peak towards the end of that month. Feel free to call us to get a report on conditions during the time you want to visit Utah.
We offer vacation homes and condos for rent near many of Utah's most colorful fall colors. Some of our homes are located up in the mountains where you can just walk out the door and immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of Utah's gorgeous fall season.

Vacation homes closest to fall colors 

Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons
Near Millcreek Canyon 
Near Ogden Canyon east of Huntsville
Alpine Loop up American Fork Canyon near Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon

Provo Riverside Cabins in Provo Canyon along Provo River with private hot tub
Draper Poolhouse with private indoor pool and hot tub
Wasatch Retreat in Draper with Beautiful View

In or near Park City

Park City Nature Retreat
Chateau Woodlands

Other Popular Scenic Drives to Explore in Utah

If you have a half day, we highly recommend taking a drive on these most recommended Utah scenic byways

Check out our recent blog post for 5 family-friendly fall hikes in Salt Lake City 
Check out our recent blog post on the 7 best places to see fall colors in Utah