As cooler temperatures make their way to Zion this fall, colorful foliage will be close behind. If you want to see the fall colors, keep in mind that elevations within park boundaries vary from about 3,600 to 8,700 feet.
No matter when you visit between mid September and early November, you’re in for a treat! Here’s what you can typically expect:
Visiting Zion in Early September
What to expect: Highest elevations may begin to show some color change but most foliage remains green.
What to do: Our Top of the World Jeep tour gives a birds-eye view of Zion’s highest elevations. Cool down after your adventure in our two-tiered swimming pool.
What to expect: Trees at high elevations begin to change color.
What to do: Our White Mountain horseback tour combines a beautiful ride plus a fun slot canyon experience into one amazing adventure. There’s no other tour like this in all of southern Utah and the scenery can’t be beat!
What to expect: Beginning of peak season.
What to do: We suggest a canyoneering adventure. We have six to choose from for adventurers of all skill levels. Relax later that evening with a stargazing tour or enjoying the starry skies from the hot tub on the deck of your Zion Ponderosa vacation home.
Visiting Zion in Early October
What to expect: Fall colors peak in Zion National Park and at Zion Ponderosa.
What to do: This is the perfect time of year for our Brushy Cove Jeep Tour. The fall foliage is simply spectacular.
What to expect: Higher elevations are past their peak but colors still abound at middle to lower elevations.
What to do: Conditions should still be favorable for the Brushy Cove Jeep Tour, depending on weather conditions. With weather cooling down and crowds thinning, this is a good time to hike Angels Landing. If you didn’t score a permit in the lottery, East Zion Adventures’ expert guides can take you!
Late October/Early November
Peak season in main Zion Canyon. This is a great time of year for fall hikes. Here are some great family-friendly trails for catching the colors:
- Riverside Walk
- Emerald Pools Trail
- Pa’rus Trail
- Canyon Overlook Trail
The magic of late fall in Zion
Want to extend your leaf-peeping season? Visit Zion from mid-October to early November! Late fall is a great time for hiking without the heat. Don’t forget to check out our seasonal specials.