Fall Colors Near Cedar Breaks, Utah

October 05, 2014


: Nel Graham
Summary Author: Nel Graham

Fall colors peak in mid to late September at Cedar Breaks National Monument, in southwestern Utah. Here, at an elevation of 10,000 ft (3,050 m), the golden quaking aspens (Populus tremuloides Michx.) always put on a beautiful show in early autumn. Cedar Breaks was actually mistakenly named by early settlers who mistook the junipers for cedars. Though there are no cedar trees at this location, Engleman spruce, subalpine fir and Great Basin bristlecones can be found. My visit to Cedar Breaks National Monument coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act -- signed in September, 1964. Photo taken on September 14, 2014.

Photo details: Camera Model: My trusty Panasonic DMC-TZ4 camera; Focal Length: 7.1mm (35mm equivalent: 69mm); Aperture: f/4.0; Exposure Time: 0.0010 s (1/1000); ISO equiv: 100; Software: QuickTime 7.6.6.