Southern Utah Fall Foliage Trip: part 1

October 6-7

The photos will look better if you go to the blog by clicking on the blue title.

We took this trip to see the fall colors in southern Utah and eventually at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The first day we traveled along Route 89 north of Flagstaff and got a glimpse of color on the San Francisco Peaks. Further north but south of Page, AZ we stopped at a view point for the red rocks in the area.

The first night RV park was in Mt. Carmel, UT just a little north of Kanab. The next two photos are taken near the RV Park. The old RV camper caught my eye as did the last rays of the sunset on the rocks.

The next morning we took Route 9 into Zion National Park. There were many pull outs to stop for photos of the rocks. It was a cloudy day so no nice blue sky photos. The fourth photo is almost an abstract of Checkerboard Butte. I like the lone tree photos for a little drama.

As part of the route through Zion, there is a mile long tunnel with not much clearance top or width, so that was a white knuckle drive as the van was within a foot of the height restriction. In the next photo you can see one of the “windows” they cut in the rock along side the tunnel.

We did not actually go into the main part of Zion as it is quite crowded and requires the use of shuttle buses and there is a lot of hiking. We continued to Cedar City. After lunch we started back east on Route 14 and found quite a bit of color along the road way climbing the mountains. We’ll stop here and look for part 2 coming on Cedar Breaks.

Click below to go to the blog and see quite a few photos along Route 14.

3 thoughts on “Southern Utah Fall Foliage Trip: part 1

  1. Oh wow! Your photos are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!🍁🍂 Thank you for sending! Give Joann a big hug from me! 🥰

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Once again, spectacular pictures! Lots of memories for Jerry and me as we’ve been to Zion a few times. The tunnel with the windows reminds me of when we got up really early and drove through it on our way back to California from vacation. Absolutely no one was there so we stopped and looked through every single window at the picturesque sights. What a treat!
    I loved the picture of the little old trailer. It made the place look so cozy.

  3. OKAY – the fence one is THE one. Great perspective plus contrast between texture of wood and colorful foliage. Top marks for that one.

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