Wasatch Range, Utah
Battle Creek Canyon
This is a day hike or short overnight trip. The reason that this hike is in my list of favorites is because of how beautiful it is in the Fall, when the leaves are turning. At other times of the year it is pleasant enough, but in the Fall, this hike is spectacular. I grew up in Virginia, where the Fall leaves along the Skyline Drive are justifiably famous for their beauty. I've also seen beautiful Fall color in Upstate New York, and the golden aspen leaves in the Colorado high country. However, Battle Creek canyon is the best place I've ever been to experience the beauty and vibrant color of Fall leaves. Depending on the exact time of your trip, you will see either bright, almost flourescent colors or more muted tones, but it is always a worthwhile Fall trip. It is a very easy hike, and is perfect for kids.
Map: Trails Illustrated #701 Uinta National Forest (Lone Peak, Mount Timpanogas, Mount Nebo)
Click HERE for an interactive topographical
map of the area from Topo Zone.
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