Flaming Gorge Utah – Brilliant Hues

Flaming Gorge Utah - Green River

Flaming Gorge - Green River

Flaming Gorge National Park Utah

Flaming Gorge National Park

Flaming Gorge National Park Utah

Flaming Gorge

Back side of Park City, Utah in Fall.

Back side of Park City in Fall.

Back side of Park City, Utah in Fall. Back side of Park City, Utah in Fall. Back side of Park City, Utah in Fall. Back side of Park City, Utah in Fall. Back side of Park City, Utah in Fall.

Sunrise over the snowy ski runs -- in September!!

Northern Utah

Leaving northern Utah for warmer places south.

Flaming Gorge National Park & Park City, Utah

September 18-24, 2007 - We left South Dakota's Black Hills and

headed west through Wyoming and south to Utah.  We stopped at

Flaming Gorge National Park, a stunning area of red rock cliffs

overlooking the Green River.  The colors of the rocks and water were

vibrant.

We made our way to Park City, home of the Winter Olympics.  For

the first time we felt the weather pushing us.  When we arrived in

Park City we discovered Fall was in full swing.  The trees were

turning all kinds of gorgeous colors.

We took a drive over the mountain along the back side of Park City

and saw autumn in all her colorful glory.

The weather began to take on the chill of winter, with nights getting

into the 20's.  One morning we watched in amazement as a light rain

became a blizzard in a matter of minutes.  Suddenly the surrounding

mountains were virgin white.  The snow disappeared a few days later,

but we took the hint.  It was time to head south towards central Utah.

Here we discovered the San Rafael Swell, an area just north of

Green River on I-70.