Autumn is approaching fast! That means scenic drives are about to get that much more beautiful with the fall leaves change in color. So where should you go in Southern Utah to capture the best fall foliage? Though most of Southern Utah is a Desert, there are many parts of it that offer up a spectacular Autumn show!
Southern Utah is much more desert than the rest of the state, and that means the Autumn is very subtle and mild here, with few places to see the beauty of natures more colorful seasons. No worries though! There are still places to go to see the colors, you may just need to take a quick little road trip out of the city.
If you’re sticking to the southern areas of Utah, check out Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks, Pine Valley, and Brian Head for the best fall results. Cedar Breaks is absolutely stunning with its red rock formations, meadows, and forests all contrasting against the stunning reds, yellows and oranges of the autumn leaves.
Zion National Park is like the perfect image of fall that you’d see hanging in an art gallery, with the Virgin river capturing fallen leaves of all shades, Pine Valley and Brian head offer the mountain feel of autumn that most search for, with forests and rivers and streams, they are really some of the best places to go especially if you are interested in camping out.
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So although Southern Utah is a desert landscape and you might think all we have are palm trees, cacti and dirt, you are mistaken. It just takes a short little drive (which makes the experience that much more fun) to get the full effects of Autumn. So load your loved ones up in the RV and take a road trip to camp in some of Southern Utah’s best fall foliage.