Fall Colors along the Alpine Loop


Just a few miles up Provo Canyon is the Alpine Loop, a 20 mile stretch of road that takes you into the Uinta National Forest. Fall is the most popular time of year to travel the road. Red, green, and yellow paint the landscape as leaves change color. Joggers of the loop say they enjoy this time most of all.

Kayla Hunter, a regular jogger of the Alpine Loop, says,”It’s totally amazing. The mountains are all gorgeous and the leaves turn like it peaked probably about two weeks ago. There’s just so much color.”

The entire Alpine Loop is paved; so you can walk, run, bike or drive as you take in the scenery.

The road is steep and curvy, forcing drivers to slow down and smell the crisp autumn air. Leaves are not the only thing you may find along the loop. You might see various animals from the road, and maybe even on the road.

The leaves are already beginning to fall from branches and the Alpine Loop usually closes near the end of October because of snow. This may be your only chance to enjoy the fall colors before the road is closed down for the season.

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