Fall Leaves: Exploring Utah’s Alpine Loop and Cascade Springs
When I think of seeing fall leaves, I think of New England. Not because I've seen the fall leaves there, but because they're famous. I've been planning a trip to see them for three years in a row to no avail. Hopefully, I will get to see them someday!
Until then, my family, in true staycation spirit, takes an annual mini road trip to Highway 92 in American Fork Canyon. This trip never disappoints!
The Alpine Loop, as Highway 92 is called, is just outside of the Sundance Ski Resort and is known for its evergreens and Aspen trees. The contrast of the deep green and bright yellow leaves was breathtaking.
To take the Alpine Loop, you follow the road from the mouth of American Fork Canyon over to Provo Canyon for a fee of $3.00, which gets you entrance into the national forest and is good for three days.
I highly recommend paying an additional $3.00 and making a stop at Cascade Springs at the top.
The springs come from glacial waters and bubble up out of the ground...
and flow in rivers down the mountain.
The Forest Service created walkways, bridges, and trails to help you enjoy the scenery.
If you live in or are visiting the area in the fall, enjoy the leaves while driving the Alpine Loop.
Where do you like to go to see the fall leaves?
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