Saturday, September 24, 2011

Utah in the Fall is a blast of color! - Top 10 Places to Travel

Logan Canyon  

Utah is such a beautiful state in the fall with all the changing colors throughtout our State. Here are Utah's top10  places to go for a drive or enjoy a picnic

1 Brigham City - Logan - Bear Lake
Follow US 89-91 from Brigham City north to Logan via Sardine Canyon (25 miles). Continue northeast from Logan on US 89 to Bear Lake through Logan Canyon (now a National Scenic Byway) and the Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Monte Cristo Area 2 Ogden Canyon - Huntsville - Woodruff
Follow UT 39 (Ogden Canyon) east from Ogden into the Wasatch-Cache National Forest

3 Ogden - Salt Lake City - Weber Canyon - East Canyon - Emigration Canyon - Parley's Canyon
Follow I-84 southeast from Ogden to the Morgan exit. Take UT 66 south to East Canyon State Park and UT 65. Continue south on UT 65 along Pioneer Memorial Highway to I-80. Take I-80 west to Salt Lake City

Parley's Canyon 4 Bountiful Peak Drive
This route connects Bountiful and Farmington on unpaved roads in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Mueller Canyon Drive

Middle Canyon 5 Tooele Area Drives - Middle Canyon - South Willow Road

Lambs Canyon 6 Parley's Canyon - Emigration Canyon
This is a Salt Lake area version of tour #3-a 25-mile loop tour along I-80 and Emigration Canyon. Near the entrance to Emigration Canyon, you'll pass by two landmarks-Hogle Zoo and This Is The Place Heritage Park. Close by: Fort Douglas (site of Olympic Village during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games) and the University of Utah. Option: follow I-80 east to Park City

Big Cottonwood Canyon 7 Big Cottonwood Canyon - Solitude - Brighton
In Salt Lake City, get off I-215 at Exit 6 and follow UT 190 south to the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Turn left here. UT 190 continues up this canyon. As you head up-canyon, you enter the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Toward the top of the canyon, you'll pass Solitude Mountain Resort enroute to the village of Brighton and Brighton Resort

Wastach Mountains 8 Big Cottonwood Canyon - Guardsman's Pass - Park City - Heber Valley
Same directions to Big Cottonwood Canyon (preceding tour). Just below the village of Brighton, take the Guardsman's Pass road over the mountain to either Park City or Heber

Little Cottonwood 9 Little Cottonwood Canyon
Get off I-215 south at Exit 6, then proceed south on UT 190. Continue straight through the Big Cottonwood Canyon intersection. The route becomes UT 210. Follow this road, which becomes Little Cottonwood Canyon (UT 210). The route ascends into the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Enroute to Snowbird and Alta

Summit County 10 Kamas - Mirror Lake
This 30-mile drive on UT 150 takes you from Kamas into the Wasatch-Cache National Forest

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