September 17, 2010

FALL COLORS IN IRON COUNTY

It has been a great Summer! Now we can look forward to the Fall season and what it has to offer. The foliage is getting ready for its Winter sleep. Join us in the next few weeks and discover the sights and sounds of Fall.

In Southern Utah, particularly Iron County, we have the most beautiful foliage changes you will see, anywhere!!!

Cedar Mountain, Brianhead, Parowan and Kolob Canyon  areas are abundant in reds,  oranges  and yellows. The trees are so wonderous in their Fall display.

Where in Southern Utah should I go to see the fall colors if I arrive in…?

Early September: This is the very early stage of the fall foliage season. You may be able to see some color near Brian Head and Cedar Breaks.

Mid September: Southern Utah’s high elevation areas are traditionally experiencing 30% to 50% color change at this time. We suggest you visit the Cedar Breaks area.

Late September through early October: This is typically the best time to see the leaves in Southern Utah . The leaves around Brian Head and Cedar Breaks should be at peak and the Duck Creek, Navajo Lake and Panguitch Lake should also be near peak. A great fall color trip is what’s known as the “Fall Color Loop”. The Fall Color Loop begins in Parowan, where you start up Hwy 143 though Parowan Canyon go past Brian Head and turn east towards Panguitch Lake, then head south on Mammoth Creek Rd. to Hwy 14, turn west on Hwy 14 go past Duck Creek Village, Navajo Lake, Zion Overlook, then down Cedar Canyon into Cedar City.

Mid October : The colors in the high elevation generally are past peak at this time, however, there should be some great colors along Hwy 14 from Cedar City to the Zion Overlook. Parowan Canyon, along Hwy 143 should still have some great fall colors. Take the gravel road that leads to Vermillion Castle and Yankee Meadow as a nice side trip.

Late October through Mid November : Zion National Park offers the best fall color viewing at this time.

To see an update on the changes please visit our Cedar City/Brianhead Tourism site;  www.scenicsouthernutah.com.

Other information about our area is available on the web site, mentioned, above.

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