Spectacular Photos of National Parks during Fall Foliage from Spectacular Photos of National Parks during Fall Foliage
Spectacular Photos of National Parks during Fall Foliage
Clean air, panoramic views of bursting bright colors and miles of forests – all reasons why fall is the best time to explore places with phenomenal mixtures of yellow, red, orange and green. The incredible hues peak between September and October all across the U.S. Adventurers and fans of outdoor activities can’t wait to put their hiking boots on and set up a tent for an unforgettable camping experience among purple dogwoods and maroon leaves.
Acadia National Park, Maine
The best places to see incredible fall displays are Cadillac Mountain, the quaint Bar Harbor and Jordan Pond, Jim Salge, NewEngland.com’s resident fall foliage expert says.
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
The best time to go is in October for the most outstanding panoramas of mixed grass lowland and the splendor of the eroded waterbeds.
Denali National Park & Preserve, Alaska
Alaska is not all ice and snow. Fall comes early there and is shorter than in other states. Be mindful of the moose and caribou preparing for winter.
Glacier National Park, Montana
Hikers consider the Glacier as their own little paradise. It’s best to explore the more than 700 miles of serene trails in the fall when the leaves are changing and wildlife is out.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
The most visited national park in the U.S. is also one of the most gorgeous, especially in October and November. Most people go to the scenic highway that runs along the mountains.
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Beyond pure aesthetics, it offers visitors the chance to climb an active volcano, trek through old growth forests and take photos of spectacular wild flower meadows.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska
The Chugach, Wrangell, and St. Elias mountain ranges converge in what is known as the “mountain kingdom of North America,” encompassing 13.2 million acres. It is America’s largest national park.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
This is one of the most famous recreational areas in the country. People go for the most renowned geyser, Old Faithful, wildlife watching, and whitewater rafting.
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite isn’t typically recognized for its fall color, but it’s certainly worth seeing. Visitors will benefit from fewer crowds and pops of color that typically show in late October.