A recent drive to Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim revealed some sights not normally associated with The Grand Canyon. Like wildlife, Aspens and Autumn Colors.
At the Kaibab National Forest, adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim. At an elevation between eight to 9,000 feet, Autumn arrives early. The Aspens were just beginning to change colors and should be at full color around the first of October. But small pockets couldn’t wait.
Cedar Canyon is between Cedar City and Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah. It is marked by Ponderosa Pines, Aspens and sandstone cliffs. Autumn is a special time to visit at or past peak color.
This national forest in Northern Arizona straddles the Grand Canyon. There would be very little color if the Aspens didn’t flourish here.
The North Rim of The Grand Canyon and surrounding Kaibab National Forest yielded some intense fall colors this past week. The aspens were on fire at around the 9,ooo foot altitude.
If you liked my Zion Autumn pics, you may really like them set to music by Rone. I tried Vimeo this time instead of You Tube. Click on their HD button for really high resolution.
Below are other fall color images as the peak was coming to an end. These images and more are available for purchase as metallic and paper prints, gallery wraps, standouts and giclee prints at Dawn2Dawn Photography.com
This is the first post of three capturing the fall color season at Zion National Park, Utah. Peak colors arrived a few weeks later than normal and was quite beautiful. While shooting the fall foliage, I noticed a number of geological wonders I had not noticed before. Those images will appear in the next post.
The fall foliage is past its peak in the upper elevations in Southern Utah. Dixie National Forest had spots of bright colors on Thursday but nearby, the same aspen trees were leaveless. The colors are now migrating down towards Zion National Park where it will reach peak color with its maples, Gambel Oaks, and cottonwoods in the next week or two. The pics below are from Dixie National Forest and north of Kolob Reservoir in the high country out towards Cedar Breaks and east of Cedar City. These images are available as prints including framed canvas at What’s New At Dawn2Dawn Photography