Fall in Utah

Posted by Michele McLaughlin on October 27, 2017

Fall in Utah 

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and Utah is so beautiful when Autumn comes.  We have amazing mountains here, the Wasatch Mountains, with elevations up to 12,000 feet in the Salt Lake City area.  We have a lot of Quaking Aspen trees, Scrub Oak, Maple, Cottonwood, etc.  The colors aren’t as impressive as what you’d see in New England, especially since we don’t have nearly as many trees, but the yellows, reds, and oranges this time of year are stunning.  


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The biggest issue with Fall in Utah is that it doesn’t last very long.  Summers are usually long and hot, and when it finally starts to become cold enough for the leaves to change and drop, that means it’s also cold enough for it to snow.  It can snow here as early at September, and as late as June.  October is our only real chance for colors and when it’s a good color year, it is simply gorgeous!   

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It’s fun to go hiking when the leaves are changing, or take a drive up the canyon.  Especially with the cooler temperatures, it’s nice to be outside taking it all in.  We truly cherish our Fall here because it doesn’t last for very long.   

Please enjoy some of my own pictures from the last couple of years where I live!  

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