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Utah Valley Expecting Scenic Fall Colors to Surpass Previous Years

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Another dazzling fall colors season is being forecast for Utah Valley, south of Salt Lake City, Utah, by area resorts and businesses as they gear up for autumn festivals and harvest events.

"Utah's impressive display of fall foliage entices both Utah residents and out-of-state visitors to spend more time outdoors and visit the painted peaks throughout our state," said Joel Racker, President and CEO of the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau (UVCVB). "This year brought an increased amount of moisture to the mountains and we are eager to see how that may boost the brilliance of this year's colors."

utah_valleyFor those look for great scenic drives, mid-September is typically the height of the season's fall colors in Utah Valley, although views of the fall foliage remain well into October.

Some roads close for the season around the end of November depending on weather due to snow, but are sometimes available for snowmobiles.

Utah Valley has been nationally recognized for its fall colors by such national features as MSN.com's Fall Foliage Smackdown. With this nationwide popularity, many Utah Valley venues provide additional outdoor events and activities for visitors who come to enjoy the scenery.

"The brilliant fall foliage amid the splendor of Mount Timpanogos provides a beautiful backdrop for events at Sundance, such as our 15th annual Harvest Market and Scenic Lift Rides, that draw a wealth of visitors to our Valley from across the globe," said Chad Linebaugh, general manager of the Sundance Resort.

Other popular Utah Valley fall events include the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Cornbelly's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest at Thanksgiving Point, BYU Football, and blue ribbon fly-fishing on the Provo River.

Popular scenic drives include the Alpine Loop Scenic Backway, Provo Canyon Scenic Byway and Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway which Timpanogos Harley-Davidson schedules a group motorcycle ride on each year.

"Utah is the most beautiful place to ride in the whole world because you can go from the mountain tops to the desert floor in half an hour," said Rick Story, general manager for Timpanogos Harley-Davidson. "Our group ride over Nebo Loop is a great way to wrap up an incredible riding season in Utah and provides Harley riders with a front-row seat to see the fall colors at their peak."

For all inquiries about fall festivals, hotel accommodations, or to see videos of other fall color events in Utah Valley, or maps to the area, visit
www.UtahValley.com/fallcolors or call (800) 222-UTAH(8824).