It’s not too late for some fantastic Fall color. You just have to drive a few hours north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15 to St. George then head east toward Zion National Park. Turn north on Kolob Terrace Road at Virgin, Utah. Kolob Terrace Road will lead to Kolob Reservoir. Go past Kolob Reservoir and up Kolob Road into the high country. Eventually this dirt road will take you up to the outskirts of Cedar City where it is an easy trip back down Interstate 15 to St. George. It is well worth a day trip out of Las Vegas. You better hurry though because it will probably start snowing up there pretty soon.
When you miss the changing seasons living in the desert for a while it is refreshing to have such beautiful country only a few hours up the road from Las Vegas.
This is ranch country and feels like the set of an old western movie. The travel is all on rustic dirt roads. You will see horses, cattle, deer and maybe an elk or two.
This is a perfect get away for the middle of October. The weather is expected to be nice for a few more weeks so get out there and enjoy what nature has to offer.
As usual bring plenty of water , food and warm gear in case of emergencies. There is no cell coverage for much of the way.