cedar mountain utah fall zion tour
cedar mountain utah fall zion tour
Some of the best fall colors in the west can be found north of the Greater Zion area and just outside of Cedar City. There are dozens of groves of aspen trees that are found in the area around Cedar Breaks National Monument and the expert guides at Grand Circle Tours know where they’re located.

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.

Tour Specs:


7-8 hours
About 170 miles (272 km) roundtrip


9,000 – 10,500 foot (2,700 – 3,200 m) elevation



Some walking and hiking
2-3 hours of sitting in an SUV
An hour of mountain roads
 Can be cooler than Greater Zion area


High mountain plateaus
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Emphasis on areas with fall colors
Former volcanic activity and lava flows
Tour Type & Seasons Available:
Hike Ride & Hike Historic Geologic Archaeological Paleontological Winter Spring Summer Fall
Tour Price: $229.00
Tour Details:
 We go to places where the aspens and maples are turning color.

 Several stops along viewpoints in Cedar Breaks National Monument. Explore the aspen groves and basalt (lava) flows of the Markagunt Plateau.

 Enjoy the views of the Great Basin below. Optional 2-4 mile hike along the rim of Cedar Breaks.

 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.

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