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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Colors Are Peaking Now - Logan Canyon To Cedar Breaks

Fall colors are dazzling right now in many areas throughout Utah. Many of our canyons offer scenic drives through vegetation showing a wide variety of colors. Some of these drives have been designated National Scenic Byways.

At Cedar Breaks National Monument in southern Utah, a Fall Nature Festival will be held September 29 - 30. The monument website gives this information:

The fall season brings bursts of color and energy to the high mountain country. USA Today described Cedar Breaks National Monument and the surrounding area as "one of the top ten places to experience fall colors" in the United States. Special events include children's activities, a photography workshop, and more. We will also celebrate National Public Lands Day, a fee-free day, on Saturday, September 29 with a volunteer service opportunity.

For more information about events, contact:
Cedar Breaks National Monument
2390 W Hwy 56 Suite #11
Cedar City, Utah 84720
435-586-9451 (during winter season)
435-586-0787 (during summer season)

(Highway 14 between Cedar City and the junction of Highway 148 is now OPEN both day and night, seven days a week. The landslide area is still under construction, so expect minor delays as you travel.)

My favorite is to ride horseback on trails in Logan Canyon, where colors are particularly vivid. My friends at Beaver Creek Lodge provide extraordinary trail rides right from their lodge, which is located at the top of the canyon. It is great fun riding over a carpet of colors, under a canape of falling leaves.

Weather conditions should be ideal most days during the next few weeks - with perfect, warm fall days. I really look forward to getting out and enjoying the colors, by car, foot and horseback.

- Dave Webb

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