Utah is known for its diverse geographical features: lakes, rivers, salt flats, deserts, arches, but especially for our mountains!
And this time of year is the PERFECT time to drive through the canyon! The leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp but not freezing, and the deer migrate in plain site. In Utah County, the American Fork and Provo canyons are connected by a narrowly paved road that winds up one side of the mountain, summits at about 9000 feet, then descends back down to the other side, offering the most gorgeous scenery along the way!
To celebrate the first day of Autumn, we decided to take a drive (as well as a picnic) through the Alpine Loop to ooh and aah at the gorgeous colors we had been seeing from afar. The Traverse handled those windy, narrow roads with precision and no obvious strain on the engine as we continued to climb. Having the dual sun roofs provided optimal sight-seeing for me (while driving cautiously of course!), and my girls sitting in the back.
Once at the top, we opened up the rear hatch, lowered the back seat and feasted on a picnic of peanut butter sandwiches (crusts trimmed off) and cheese sticks while surveying the awesome sights of Utah’s nature.
To get a passenger’s perspective, I gave the Flip video to Ad, my 5-year-old aspiring videographer. Watch her (our) experience during the drive with the link below. P.S. I promise, the road wasn’t that bumpy!
Disclaimer: I’ve been given the Chevy Traverse to drive for a month, for review purposes, as part of the Chevy Mom Squad promotion. Visit their website for other videos of the Traverse, and to learn how you can get a 1 hr massage from Massage Envy!