Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 7, 2017

Southern Utah Fall Color 10/6/17

Cedar City • Brian Head Tourism Bureau has a new fall color report for October 6th to 10th

High Elevation – Alpine
Brian Head, Cedar Breaks and Panguitch Lake
Percent of Change: PAST PEAK
Color Report: 
With the cold temperatures and the wind the majority of the fall leaves in the high elevation are gone, there are a few pockets of color that might be found scattered though the high elevation. Mammoth Creek Road from Hwy U-143 to Hwy U-14 is stunning right now with lots of golden aspens tucked in among the dark evergreens, making the scenic loop well worth the drive.

Mid Elevation – Sub-Alpine
Parowan Canyon and Cedar Canyon Area
Percent of Change: PEAK
Color Report:
After a drive over the mountain Friday it is evident that the mid elevation is at PEAK! The wind have managed to take down some of the early changer but there are still some really nice pockets of color especially along the Kolob Reservoir Road/Right Hand Canyon (5 miles from Cedar City off Hwy U-14), the Woods Ranch area, and the Mammoth Creek Road. Reports are also saying that the leaves along Yankee Meadow Road are also at peak, but may not last past the weekend. We will update on Monday, October 9th!

Low Elevation –  Cedar City and Kolob Canyons Area
Percent of Change: MODERATE

Color Report: Leaf experts are saying that with the colder temperatures over the past weekend the trees are starting to show a color in the lower elevations. The Kolob Canyon Rangers said “The trees are good” but to not expect drastic changes until later in October, but check back often for up-to-date information on the changing of the leaves!

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