From the article: 7 Spots for Fall Colors
The summer season is just about over, but don't pack away your camping gear just yet. Autumn is an excellent time to get outside and enjoy the changing seasons and fall foliage. Do you have a favorite spot for camping and viewing fall colors? Tell us about it. Favorite Fall Destination
- Anywhere in the Rocky Mts! Fall colors are amazing anywhere you go in the mts.
- —Guest lkgood
Eastern Sierra is best
- If you live anywhere near the Eastern Sierra, you can't beat the area for fall outings. The colors in the canyons and on the slopes can't be beat.
Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada
- With it's brilliant Maples and majestic White Pine, there's no place better to see the red, oranges, yellows of the fall reflected in the clear clean blue of Algonquin Park's 1200+ lakes. http://algonquinoutfitters.com/algonquin-park/ or http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/general_park_info/fall-colour-report.php
- —Guest Algonquin Outfitters
- When the color is at its peak, I have found few palces to match the Aditondacks in upstate NY. Blue Mountain Lake and Lake Placid are among my favorite spots to view the leaves. The Native Americans thought the region was the domain of nature spirits and stayed away, but I encourage you to visit for that very reason.
Ash Creek Arizona
- Every year in the past five years I try to get to Ash Creek in Arizona. Each year is amazing with all the colors that pop out. Last year was a treat, our first night of camping we got snowed on and this made the fall color viewing special.
- —Guest Patty G
Upstate SC or Blue Ridge Parkway
- Camping next to the Chatooga River is splendid for leaf color. Driving on Highway 11 in October fills your eyes with autumn hues. Driving to Asheville and getting on the Blue Ridge Parkway heading to Mount Mitchell is amazing for the panoramic vistas at the overlooks and the color along the road. Camping at the base of Mount Mitchell next to the South Toe River is splendid. Riding from there to Roan Mountain on secondary roads will fill your eyes with color. Then there are all the hiking trails in the entire area. Short day hikes in the national forests are rewarding and breathtaking. Walks into waterfalls are moderately easy and the payoff is all the fall color. The drive home will be amazing. You'll be able to stop for apples and cider.
- Our favorite Fall camping spot is Manning Meadows in Utah. Located in the Fishlake National Forest, just south of Richfield, Utah. The camping and surrounding area are all amazing, and when the fall change takes hold, there's nothing finer. With wide open skies and beautiful sunsets, light your campfire and get snuggly, we do :-)
- Mammoth Lakes, in California's Eastern Sierra, is my favorite destination for viewing fall colors. The mountains often get an early snow dusting, which highlights the yellow, orange, and red colors in the aspen trees. The trails and campgrounds are quiet and peaceful, the mountains are stunning and the foliage is spectacular. I recommend camping in the Reds Meadow Valley and taking a day trip to the June Lake Loop or up Rock Creek Canyon.