Watermelon Snow Is To Blame For Turning Utah's Mountains Pink
By Courtnie Erickson|Published June 29, 2023
From Southern Utah to the Panhandle in Idaho, Courtnie Erickson has lived in what she believes are the best (and the most beautiful!) areas in the country. She graduated with a journalism degree from Utah State University and has more than 15 years of professional writing experience. You’ll likely see her with a Dr. Pepper in her hand and a pair of running shoes on her feet. Courtnie is a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState.
Have you ever heard of watermelon snow? Well, if you head into Utah’s mountains, you may just see it. This natural phenomenon is when snow on the ground features a red or pink hue. It is not only quite cool to look at but extremely interesting as well. In fact, you may just want to run into the mountains to find some yourself.
Have you spotted watermelon snow in Utah’s mountains? If so, where did you find it? Did you know this strange phenomenon even existed? Let us know in the comments!
Hiking is one of the best ways to view watermelon snow in Utah. But, before you go, make sure you are prepared. Check out our ultimate hiking packing list feature 75 must-haves for your outdoor adventures.
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