This tour only takes place from mid-September until mid to late October, so book your tour early before the dates we’ve scheduled fills up. Guessing when the fall colors will occur is tricky and will only run this tour to places where the leaves are actively turning color.
We customize this tour based on where the fall colors are currently located. By mid to late September, the aspens and maples begin turning at higher elevations, so we’ll go to those places during that time. Later, the colors change at lower elevations, so we’ll hit those places in October.
About 170 miles (272 km) roundtrip
Elevation9,000 – 10,500 foot (2,700 – 3,200 m) elevation
DifficultySome walking and hiking
2-3 hours of sitting in an SUV
An hour of mountain roads
Can be cooler than Greater Zion area
AttractionsHigh mountain plateaus
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Emphasis on areas with fall colors
Former volcanic activity and lava flows
Tour Type & Seasons Available:
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Tour Price: $229.00
① We go to places where the aspens and maples are turning color.
② Several stops along viewpoints in Cedar Breaks National Monument. Explore the aspen groves and basalt (lava) flows of the Markagunt Plateau.
③ Enjoy the views of the Great Basin below. Optional 2-4 mile hike along the rim of Cedar Breaks.
④ Lastly, we’ll drive to the top of 11,200 foot-high Brian Head Peak for a commanding view of the entire area we just visited, before heading back down to the St. George area.
Cedar Mountain Tour Map:
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