Utah October 07, 2018
This 2-Hour Drive Through Utah Is The Best Way To See This Year’s Fall Colors
Utah’s fall foliage season is beautiful, but the season can be quite short. Before the snow sweeps in and the leaves are gone, you’ll want to hop in the car and take this beautiful scenic drive.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
The Alpine Loop takes you from the base of American Fork Canyon on Highway 92, up past Timpanogos Cave and Sundance, then connects you to Highway 189, down through Provo Canyon.
The entire trip is around 26 miles, and you can travel it in roughly an hour...but why would you want to do that? Instead, take your time along the way and allow an extra hour so that you can bask in the fall splendor of Utah's favorite autumn drive.
This time of year, the mountains are decked out in their most vibrant colors.
The quaking aspens are a brilliant shade of gold...
...and the oaks and maples are rich shades of red and orange. Allow plenty of time to pull the car over to gawk at the gorgeous views, and take a few photos.
These vibrant hues don't last long in Utah!
Stop at Cascade Springs along the way to stretch your legs.
You'll find three different loop trails to explore there, and two of them are handicapped-accessible.
Read more about Cascade Springs in our feature article
Make your way down Provo Canyon to complete the loop, or start here and finish at the foot of American Fork Canyon. Either way, you're sure to love this stunning display of fall foliage!
Have you driven the Alpine Loop yet this fall?
If you’re looking for a fun fall activity, you might want to
attend this rural fall festival.