9 of the Best Places to See Fall Colors in the US

United States Insider Guides
by Robin Goode Oct 26, 2016

Now is the time to get out there and enjoy nature’s incredible colors before everything gets covered in snow.

Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and helps you build trip itineraries with spots that integrate seamlessly into Google Maps and Uber. Download the app to add any of the spots below directly to your future trips.

Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

 Blue Ridge ParkwayWest Jefferson, United StatesIf you haven’t explored it, GO NOW. 300 miles of awesome. #hiking #camping

Coopers Rock State Forest, WV

 Coopers Rock State ForestBruceton Mills, United StatesI went to Morgantown, West Virginia in October to see the fall colors. One of he best spots was Coopers Rock State Forest just east of the city. Coopers Rock has a few hikes you can do but you can see great fall colors just driving through the park.

Raspberry Mountain, CO

 Raspberry Mt.Divide, United StatesA relatively easy hike to a high point in the west side of Pikes Peak. Sprawling views of the back side of Pikes Peak and the Sangres and Sawatch ranges to the west. Also a great spot for #coffee. #hiking

Barton Park, MI

 Barton ParkAnn Arbor, United StatesTucked away from the buzz of the city with the option to go canoeing on the river. Family and children friendly.

Taylor Creek Park, ON, Canada

 Taylor Creek ParkToronto, CanadaAround mid to late October, Taylor Creek Park offers one of the best displays of fall colours in the city. Known almost exclusively to locals, a 5-kilometre paved path starts near Victoria Park subway station, then follows a creek through forested parkland. You’ll share the space with bicycles and people pushing strollers. Bring water. Washrooms are often locked. #walking #cycling #park #fallcolours

Latourell Falls, OR

 Latourell FallsCorbett, United StatesJust look at the GD picture. Easy hike, but definitely uphill. Good views from bottom. Best of the falls near multnomah, IMO.

Icefields Parkway, AB, Canada

 Icefields ParkwayJasper, CanadaThis drive from Jasper to Banff is one of the best out there. Don’t miss it at any time of the year. Explore wildlife, scenic mountain passes and many glaciers that crest up on the highway.

Portland Japanese Garden, OR

 Portland Japanese GardenPortland, United StatesGreat place to walk around, especially during the fall.
$9.50 entrance fee.

Stehekin, WA

 Stehekin, WAEast Wenatchee, United StatesThe remote mountain village of Stehekin was named after the Indian word that means “the way through,” an ancient trade route to the Puget Sound. In 1968, Stehekin became the gateway to the new North Cascades National Park. No roads lead to Stehekin. Hike in, boat in or air water taxi in to the head of fifty-five mile long Lake Chelan whose waters reach 1,500′ in North America’s deepest canyon. The fall colors are fire red and gold.

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