Leaf peeping has been a highly coveted destination experience since the tourism industry’s very beginnings. While most roundups of American fall foliage tours are limited to New England, and sometimes the mid-Atlantic states, lesser-known destinations, including Utah, have been providing photo opportunities for leaf peepers that are nothing short of spectacular. Now, guests of Montage Deer Valley have the opportunity to partake in a new offering, in which guests are chauffered to local area attractions, including Sundance Resort and the picturesque Mirror Lake, utilizing one of the resort’s house cars — a Mercedes GL.
The three-hour venture can include either a picnic lunch or a reservation at the esteemed Foundry Grill (Sundance Resort) and the driver imparts much of the region’s colorful local history as guests enjoy the colorful reds, yellow and oranges bursting in the grove trees along the way. Among Utah’s most spectacular fall foliage sites is the Aspen Grove — the world’s largest living organism. The grove looks like a small forest, but is, in fact, a single tree sharing a common root system. The shimmering leaves are known as ‘quaking.’ One of the unique sights for leaf peepers in the mountains of Utah is the contrast between the colorful leaves and early first snowfall of the season — bright white fields that are rarely seen elsewhere in the country in the fall season.
The cost of the tour is $75 per car (lunch can be purchased separately through the resort’s BUZZ coffee shop, or restaurant reservations can be arranged through the Concierge team in advance). Tours are reserved through the Concierge team and provided by the Guest Services department at Montage Deer Valley. Mercedes-Benz owners can enjoy a special room rate and room category upgrade when booking a visit to Montage Deer Valley by mentioning that they are Mercedes owners when calling for reservations. Call 435-604-1300 and ask for Concierge in order to secure a reservation while the leaves are at their brightest.