It’s the end of August, and that means autumn is fast approaching. In the mountain ranges of Southern Utah, the colors of fall will soon begin to show. September is a great time to explore the high-altitude regions of the state, in all their colorful glory. Here are the best places to visit this fall:
Boulder Mountain and Dixie National Forest: Located just next door to Capitol Reef (and providing some pretty good overlooks of the park) Boulder Mountain is one of the Lodge’s favorite fall retreats. The aspens turn a golden yellow, which contrast beautifully against the greens of spruce and cedar. This autumn consider taking the scenic route from Torrey, Utah to the town of Boulder. It never fails to impress.
Cedar Canyon and Cedar Breaks National Monument: One of the best kept secrets in the state, Cedar Breaks National Monument is tucked away near the town of Cedar, Utah. It’s a lot like Bryce Canyon, but much less crowded. Take the road up Cedar Canyon this fall to enjoy not only the red sandstone, but the yellow and red leaves of deciduous display.
Fishlake Forest and Fish Lake: A great fishing spot at any time of the year, Fish Lake becomes even more inviting in September. Aspens glow golden and frame the lake in color. Hang out and catch some dinner, or just take the scenic route and admire the foliage. Check out nearby Johnson Reservoir as well. It’s equally pretty, but less well-known.
Hopefully these three suggestions will help you get out this fall to explore the mountains of Southern Utah. We at the Lodge hope you have a great, and colorful fall season.