Fall is upon us and the Utah Fall colors are in full swing.  This past weekend I spent driving through a couple of the canyons along the Wasatch Front here in the Salt Lake and Utah valleys in search of those iconic Fall color photographs.  I didn’t come away disappointed.  The colors are as vibrant as I’ve ever seen and there is still a lot more to be seen when venturing out.

Utah Fall Colors on the Wasatch Front

Often when one thinks of Utah Fall colors, they also think about the Utah scenic photography of iconic locations and exaggerated colors brought on by Mother Nature.  I’d have to say that Mother Nature is putting on quite a show this year.  It is still really early in the season though.  Along one drive over the Alpine Loop in Utah Valley, I’d have to say that 80-90% of the aspen leaves are still green and have yet to change.

What does that mean for everyone?  It means get out and enjoy this wonderful show of Utah Fall colors in front of us.  Take a drive, go for a hike, and just plain get outdoors and see all there is to see.  The Fall colors along the Wasatch Front only last a short period of time and missing it should not be an option.

Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah Fall Colors

I’d highly recommend taking a drive through one of the canyons along the Wasatch Front for those of you living near Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas.  Canyons such as Little Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood, American Fork Canyon, the Alpine Loop, Provo Canyon, and any of the canyons near Ogden, Utah are on fire with Utah Fall colors these past few weeks.  The Utah Office of Tourism has created a list of the best locations to view fall colors. Visit travel.utah.gov/documents/Fallcolorsfinal.pdf for a handy guide to Fall colors in Utah and the best places to see them.

The images in this post were shot in Little Cottonwood Canyon this past weekend in late September.  The colors are as vibrant as ever but there is still more to come I think.  Here are a few more for your viewing pleasure.

2012 Utah Fall Colors

Wasatch Front Utah Fall Colors

See what you’re missing out there??

Utah Fall Colors

[note color=”#e4f1f2″]Photo Tip: Try looking for the landscape shots within the larger landscape.  Fall colors provide an elaborate array of layers and miniature landscapes to allow you to come away with some stunning images.[/note]
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