Check out these great fall road trip destinations, along with information about the best times to see fall foliage in the area.
Fall Foliage in Black Hills, South Dakota
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South Dakota might not be the first place you think about when you consider fall foliage, but if you visit the Black Hills in early to mid-October, leaf peepers will find fewer tourists, more mild weather and exquisite fall colors. Plus, you can still take advantage of fun outdoor recreation activities like fishing, ATVing, hiking, canoeing, wildlife viewing and more.
Fall Foliage in Pueblo, Colorado
Located along the banks of the Arkansas River, Pueblo, Colorado is a great place to see some last-minute fall colors in Colorado. Visit Lake Pueblo State Park for more outdoorsy activities or stay in the city for a great selection of delicious food, beer from one of their three craft breweries, fun shops and plenty of educational museums. The best part? It’s only a two-hour drive to Lazydays RV Denver!
Fall Foliage in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Not only does Albuquerque have some of New Mexico’s most alluring fall colors, but it’s also home to the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from October 6-14. While there’s plenty to do all year long, the fall colors and balloon festivals in October make it one of the best times to visit Albuquerque.
Fall Foliage in Helen, Georgia
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If you haven’t experienced the beautiful fall foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll want to stop what you’re doing and head to Helen, Georgia. Not only can you see majestic waterfalls surrounded by bold fall colors, but Helen is also a re-creation of a Bavarian Alpine village, full of cobblestone streets, specialty shops, and traditional German fare. October is the perfect time to visit, because in addition to the fall colors which tend to appear in mid-October, Helen also holds Oktoberfest celebrations throughout the month.