Cascade Springs/ Alpine Loop

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Last weekend Zac and I went on a little mini road trip adventure to check out the Alpine Loop! I had been seeing this scenic drive posted ALL over instagram, and decided I needed to check it out myself. My goodness you guys, it was well worth it!

We started the loop in Provo (where we were led via google maps), and it seriously was like an explosion of color. I swear the only words coming out of my mouth were, "Oh my gosh look how pretty!" and "Oh my gosh, look how PRETTY!" You just couldn't help but smile at the surrounded beauty, being completely enclosed by the mountains.

We continued our little adventure which ended up in an accidental missing of a turn, and ending up in Heber. Oops. But it was fine by us! Zac had seen a road going up through the mountains that he wanted to check out, and I am so happy we did. This road led us to the dirt road of Cascade Springs which was just unreal. It was nice just taking it slow, and really enjoying everything around us. We got out countless times just to look at the stunning views! The best part is it led us right back up to the top of the Alpine Loop, and we found some awesome camping spots we want to try out in the near future along the way!

If you are craving and adventure along with stunning views I would 100% recommend driving the Alpine Loop. There are so many places to stop and enjoy the views, plus there are a bunch of random trails all over the side of the road. We were a little crunched on time, so we didn't stop to hike at all, but it is definitely something we want to do soon.

One thing we noticed is that if you come through the entrance in American Fork you have to pay $6 for a three day pass. We aren't sure if we came through some back way, or never really started on the Alpine Loop, but we somehow ended up accidentally skipping this. But $6 for a three day pass seems well worth it to me! That is just a little heads up for any of you thinking of taking the time to go explore. Especially since most places like that only take cash, and can't break anything higher than a $10 bill.

Have any of you found some fun places to explore this fall? I am making a list of all the places I want to check out this coming year so SHARE SHARE SHARE!

8 comments:

  1. So pretty!! Fall has definitely hit where you live. :)

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    1. it really has! i never want it to leave!

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  2. the alpine loop is magical! you captured it perfectly!

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    1. thanks lady! isn't it just the best drive ever?!

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  3. YAY for alpine loop! what a beautiful autumn we are having, no? gorgeous pictures!

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    1. i honestly don't remember the last time we have had such a beautiful fall! it needs to stay forever!

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  4. We almost missed that turn as well! it's really poorly labeled if I do say so myself. Lovely photos! You two are so cute.

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    1. i seriously don't even know where it is! i think the next time we go we are going to go through the American Fork side. I felt like that was a little easier to find. mostly because there was no turn to make. haha but i was happy for the adventure. we seriously found THE BEST camping spots!

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