Take A Beautiful Fall Foliage Road Trip To See Utah Autumn Colors

Utah has a brief but glorious fall foliage season, and now’s the time to check out those gorgeous colors before they’re gone. Take this road trip for a wonderful day with your camera. The trip is under 100 miles and would take you just over three hours if you drove straight through…but why would you do that? Take the opportunity to make plenty of stops along the way. The best fall foliage in Utah can be found on this map here.

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Where will you go to see the peak fall foliage this year? Tell us about it!

For more spectacular foliage, check out the country roads around the state.

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Best Fall Foliage In Utah

August 13, 2019

What is the best time to see peak fall foliage in Utah?

Utah is always stunning, but it really comes to life in the fall. The most vibrant fall colors can be seen between mid September and early October. For the best views, venture to higher elevations and take in the surrounding areas. 

Where are the best places in Utah to see fall foliage?

In addition to the lovely destinations outlined in this road trip, Zion National Park is a wonderful place to go for fall foliage. The idyllic landscape is already amazing. When the crimson colors paint the trees, the end result is pure perfection. People also love going to Bryce Canyon National Park to view the autumn sights. These destinations make wonderful family road trips. 

What are the best Utah hikes to take in the fall?

Bells Canyon Falls is an incredible fall hike. This scenic stroll is just under five miles and features a sparkling reservoir, rushing waterfall, and wide forest of crisp colors. For a longer hike, head to the Red Pine Lake Trail in Little Cottonwood Canyon. This 7-mile hike offers spectacular sights of Utah’s aspen groves and alpine lakes.