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

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Best Secret Swimming Holes in North America

Henry James said, “’Summer afternoonsummer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Here at Trover we have searched for the best places to cool off for a summer afternoon and created a list of the most secret swimming holes so you can escape your cube and practice your back flip in private. Check out our favorite spots to cool off as we enter the second half of summer.

Looking Glass Falls, Transylvania County, North Carolina

Follow the path from the popular waterfall to the much quieter plunge pool.

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Photo by Hayley Lundgren.

Jacob’s Well, Hays County, Texas

A karstic spring explored and mapped by some very brave cave divers.

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Photo by Stephen Leonardi.

Camp Orr, Newton County, Arkansas

Twin Falls offers a refreshing spot to cool off in the hot Arkansas summers.

camporr

Photo by Jeremy Nguyen.

Bruce Peninsula State Park, Ontario

The Grotto is a gorgeous spot in Ontario for swimming with cool clear water for swimming and splashing.

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Photo by Ai Long.

Hamilton Pool, Travis County, Texas

Popular with Austin visitors and locals for cooling off in the strong Texas summer heat.

hamilton pool

Photo by wonders of back roads.

Queen’s Bath, Princeville, Kauai

Located near Princeville on the north shore of Kauai, this is the former swimming hole of Hawaiian royalty.

queen's bath

Photo by MapNomads.

Need more ideas for fun escapes? Check out our Epic Roadtrip photos here. Find more places to make a splash on Trover.com.