We rediscovered Farmington Canyon a few years ago and try to go at least once a year. I decided that today was that day. We grabbed some sandwiches and headed up the mountain.
We had planned to drive all the way to the Golf Balls (I grew up calling them that, but I guess it's a conservatory) but we took a detour and found ourselves in the Campground Sunset.
I didn't see a fee for picnicking, so we figured we were safe for an hour or so.
The campsite had a few paths that all led different directions. If we had more time, it would have been fun to explore each one. This campsite seemed like the perfect little area. I have a feeling we will be coming back for some camping soon.
Aiko thought the bright red leaves were flowers.
No one told her we would be hiking and took a tumble in her clogs, it's a good thing kids are so sturdy.
There were so many lovely colors. I love Farmington Canyon because there are so many different kinds of trees. You've got the pines, the brush, maples and who knows what else. The colors are always fabulous.
Quote of the day. "One must always climb a boulder if one can."
Road is dirt, sometimes skinny and has cliffs on one side. It's fairly well maintained and I see all sorts of cars, fourwheelers and dirt bikes all the time.
The only bathrooms are at the campsites you pass.
It took us about 30 minutes from the entrance up to Sunset Campground.
If you get a chance drive all the way up to the observatory (Golf Balls.) You won't regret it. I'll be posting about that soon.