12 Best U.S. Road Trips To See Fall Foliage

1. Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina)

During the autumn, this gorgeous road brings you past spectacular, colorful vistas, with endless places to stop and take in the landscape, spend time in nature, and visit quaint mountain communities.

2. The Scenic Byways of Utah (Utah)

Scenic Byway 12 leads to Bryce Canyon National Park through an aspen forest on Boulder Mountain and spectacular vistas of Capitol Reef National Park.

3. Columbia River Highway (Oregon)

The autumn experience is out of this world, as the whole length has breathtaking waterfalls such as Horsetail Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, and many more.

4. Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

One of my favorite autumn foliage road excursions is through the lovely state of Colorado.

5. Tunnel of Trees (Michigan)

This route runs for 20 miles along Michigan's M-119 from Harbor Springs to Cross Village. The winding route follows a historic Native American path and offers stunning views of Lake Michigan.

6. Old Mission Peninsula (Michigan)

Take a nearly two-hour picturesque trip through Old Mission Peninsula, viewing orchards, wineries, woodlands, and communities brilliantly decked in autumn hues.

7. Siskiyou Region (California)

Autumn in the Siskiyou Valley is a magical time to see the beautiful colors and stunning scenery.

8. Hocking Hills Scenic Byway (Ohio)

The Hocking Hills Scenic Byway in Ohio is a fantastic road trip option for anybody wishing to view the beautiful autumn colors.

9. Adirondack Mountains (New York)

With over six million acres, the Adirondack area in upstate New York is vast, with varying heights, temperatures, landscapes, and weather patterns.

10. Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway (Maine)

I like Maine in the autumn because of the gorgeous changing foliage and the huge lake that surrounds the place.

11. Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway (Delaware)

With its good Mid-Atlantic position, Wilmington, Delaware is ideal for fall travels, whether for a day trip or a weekend break.

12. Marinette County Waterfall Tour (Wisconsin)

The Marinette County Waterfall Tour is a 125-mile circular trip that takes you past 15 falls and cascades, many of which are accompanied by stunning autumn foliage.

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