15 Best Fall Road Trips in the U.S.

Fall is the perfect time for a road trip. Not only do fall road trips offer relief from the heat and tourists of summer, but in many places they offer a breathtaking look at the foliage of changing seasons, just before the cold of winter sets in.

If you like crisp air, colorful fall leaves, and driving on scenic routes past mountains, forests, rivers and farms, you will love this list of the 15 Best Fall Road Trips in the U.S.:

1. See the famous Aspen groves in Telluride, Colorado

Aspens in Telluride, Colorado

Trover photo by Peyton Hale

 

2. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway fall road trip in North Carolina

Trover photo by Clinton Lee

 

3. Experience harvest season in beautiful Napa, California

Harvest season in Napa California

Trover photo by Always Wanderlust

 

4. Drive through the Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge in Cornish, New Hampshire

Fall road trips through Cornish, New Hampshire

Trover Photo by Jayne Buckley Sykes

 

5. Enjoy the view from the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia

Fall road trips in West Virginia

Trover photo by Sandy Sparks

 

6. Avoid the summer tourists with a fall trip to Yosemite National Park in California

Yosemite National Park road trip in California

Trover photo by Alex Sam

 

7. Wind along the Columbia River Gorge in Rowena, Oregon

Rowena Crest Viewpoint in Oregon

Trover photo by Rachel Samanyi

 

8. Get lost in the gold foliage of Underhill State Park in Vermont

Underhill State Park in Vermont

Trover photo by The Curious Zephyr

 

9. Drive past farms and small towns like Claremont in New Hampshire

Farming in Claremont, New Hampshire

Trover photo by Amanda Jones

 

10. Take in the beauty of Wyoming’s incredible Grand Teton National Park

 

11. See the fall colors on Denali in Alaska

Denali Alaska

Trover photo by Lekha Thota

 

12. Hike the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona

Coconino National Forest in Arizona

Trover photo by Birdy

 

13. Get above it all at Nub’s Nob in Harbor Springs, Michigan

 

14. Take in a fall hike near Salt Lake City, Utah

Bell Canyon Granite Trailhead in Utah

Trover photo by Clint Poulsen

 

15. See New York City’s Central Park at its most beautiful in the fall

Central Park New York fall road trips

Trover photo by Ai Long

 

If these 15 Fall Road Trips didn’t inspire you to grab something pumpkin-flavored and jump into a pile of leaves, check out our full list of Fall Road Trips, and don’t forget to share your own colorful autumn photos on Trover this fall!