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Where To Go Leaf Peeping This Fall

Terina Ria
Terina Ria
Posted on September 27
There’s nothing like fall foliage in Utah. (Ivana Martinez/City Cast Salt Lake)

There’s nothing like fall foliage in Utah. (Ivana Martinez/City Cast Salt Lake)

As the leaves start to turn brilliant shades of orange, red, and gold, you know it’s time to peep! City Cast Salt Lake producer Ivana Martinez shares her favorite spots to take in the fall foliage, whether for an autumn activity or family photos.

📷 Where To Take Photos

Photo Tips

  • “You never want to go take photos when there is harsh light, so you either want to go early in the morning or later in the evening.”
  • “Bring sensible footwear. You don't want to be in the mountains or on trails in shoes that are uncomfortable. So bring your pair of sneakers and then bring your dress shoes with you for photos.”
  • “Charge your batteries and make sure that your camera lens is clean.”
  • “Be patient, take lots of photos, don’t take yourself too seriously, be a little silly.”

💕 Romantic Fall Picnic

Date Tips

  • “I'd suggest getting a beverage on the way up to Provo Canyon, hitting up one of my favorite spots, Juice and Java.”
  • “Millcreek Canyon [is] a very scenic drive. I went last year with a friend, and we put on Taylor Swift's 'Red' album. [It’s an] ideal situation.”
  • “Get yourself a little charcuterie board, bring your cheeses, bring maybe a fun wine, if you're in the mood, or a nice cider.”

🥾 Will Hike For Leaves

Hiking Tips

  • “Guardsman Pass does close in November, so [go] in October/end of September.”
  • “Get there early because parking gets filled up.”
  • “[At Cascade Springs], I would note that this road is kind of narrow, so just be aware of that and maybe bring a smaller car.”
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