When you think of fall in Utah, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of the changing leaves and pumpkins, or maybe you think about how much fun it is to go apple picking.
But did you know that there’s a place in southern Utah that’s known for its spectacular fall foliage? It’s called Duck Creek, and it sits in the Dixie National Forest between Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park. There are so many other beautiful places to visit in Southern Utah, including:
-Zion National Park: This is one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. It has a little bit of everything—boulders, slot canyons, rivers, waterfalls, trails, viewpoints and even some caves to explore! The park’s Kolob Canyons are a sight to behold, but its main attraction is The Narrows, a slot canyon that can only be explored on foot.
-The Grand Canyon: This iconic site is even more stunning in fall as the leaves change color and the air cools down.
-Bryce Canyon National Park: Bryce Canyon is another amazing national park with tons of natural beauty that you won’t want to miss out on seeing during your visit! It’s known for its hoodoos (tall rock spires), which provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape from above. It is home to a number of hoodoos (tall spires of rock), and they’re even more dramatic when they’re seen against an orange or red sky.
-Capitol Reef National Park: Capitol Reef offers plenty of hiking opportunities for those who want to get up close and personal with nature, including the famous Hickman Bridge Trail.
-St George – This town is home to Dixie State University and has a lot going on year-round; however, in fall it really comes alive with tons of events happening throughout the city including festivals like Harvest Days at Thanksgiving Point where you can enjoy traditional family fun activities like pumpkin painting or apple bobbing contests while enjoying delicious food from local restaurants and vendors!
If you’re looking for something new to do this fall, head out on your ATV to ride trails leading to vividly colored meadows of wildflowers during spring or summer (or even winter), or enjoy the changing colors of autumn foliage. You’ll find plenty of options when it comes to exploring Duck Creek—you can even choose from guided tours! The best part about this region is that it’s full of incredible things to see and do, so you can spend your whole trip exploring new places and never get bored—and leave feeling like you got your money’s worth.