I agree. I came from the Salmon river area of Idaho down through Lava Hot Springs and on into Utah last weekend and was bedazzled by the Oaks (rust reds) running down the ravines and topping out the yellower aspens. The frost and drought all added up to a spectacular fall color season. It made southern Colorado look bland.
Sorry for the crappy photo (shot from the car and through the smoke that followed us from Seattle through Washington, Idaho, parts of Montana, and the northern half of Utah. The color is there. I wish I had been riding too. Tom