Fall Color Report for the Week of September 17, 2012
Spansih Fork Ranger District
The Mt. Nebo Scenic Byway is a colorful drive and will peak at the end of the week. The Payson Canyon (Forest Road 015) is beautiful now, the Maple leaves with their bright reds are almost at their color peak now, with gold and orange changing more each day.
Spanish Fork Canyon (Highway 6) is showing bright fall colors and is well worth the drive. many side canyons are also displaying splotches of color.
Heber-Kamas Ranger District
There is still a lot of color in the lower end of the canyons on Highway 150 and 35. The aspens are starting to turn now. Even with the lack of water this year some of the colors are still really bright. Drive over both highways are worth it. They colors are changing fast.
Evanston-Mountain View Ranger District
This week is the opportune time to see the leaves changing colors on the district. The aspens are really changing now. The leaves are turning from bright yellow to orange and res at various spots across the district. Best views would include driving on Forest Service road 072 south from Mountain View to Stateline Dam. Another road that would be worth taking would be Forest Service raod 075 (Gilbert Creek Road). Forest Service Road 017 (Henry's Fork Loop Road) driving towards the Dahlgreen area also provides incredible views of the leaves changing colors.
Logan Ranger District
The Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway (US 89 between Logan and Garden City) has an occasional pocket of red (from the Maples) if you look up high. According to LJ, the Logan area usually will see the maple trees peaking by the 24th of September and the Aspen trees peaking the 1st or 2nd week of October.
Logan River By Mike Bullock, Cache Valley Visitors Bureau