8 Best National Parks to See Fall Foliage

By Manish Choudhary

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee/North Carolina) 

It's famous for its colorful trees, especially during fall. You'll see lots of reds, oranges, and golds against the misty mountains. 

2. Acadia National Park (Maine) 

This park has beautiful coastlines and rocky peaks that turn vibrant colors in the fall. Drive along the Park Loop Road or visit Cadillac Mountain for great views. 

3. Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) 

The Blue Ridge Mountains here look stunning with their changing leaves in fall. Take a drive on Skyline Drive to enjoy the scenery. 

4. Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming) 

The majestic Tetons get even more beautiful with golden aspens and cottonwoods in the fall, especially near the Snake River and Teton Canyon. 

5. Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming/Montana/Idaho) 

Besides geysers, Yellowstone also has forests that turn yellow and orange in the fall, especially in Lamar Valley and Hayden Valley. 

6. Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)  

Aspens cover the mountainsides here with golden colors in fall, especially along Trail Ridge Road and Bear Lake. 

7. Zion National Park (Utah) 

Even though it's known for its red rocks, Zion Canyon also has trees like cottonwoods and maples that turn yellow and orange in the fall.