Best places to see fall colors


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From Arizona to Scotland, you can find fall colors all over the world!

Fall is the best season to travel to different destinations or visit new places if you want to see the changing season. Thanksgiving break may seem a long way off, but it is a great opportunity to see the brilliant colors of autumn if you know where to look.

Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and Montana has dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, geysers, and all sorts of wildlife such as bears, wolves, and elks. Yellowstone Park is nearly 3,500 square miles of wilderness, and if you like hiking, there are over 1,000 miles of trails to explore. Yellowstone was established on March 1, 1872, and it is still a very popular spot for people to visit, especially during the fall. While there aren’t a lot of long breaks between September and early October, that is the time that wildlife is either getting ready for winter or mating, so it’s a great opportunity to see them in most of the park and what they do during fall season or mating season.

If not Yellowstone, you and your family could travel to the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Grand Canyon is home to layered rocks with different red shades and millions of years of geological history. The Grand Canyon has an area of 1,902 square miles and it is also an ideal place to hike because of its beautiful scenery and the perfect weather. While taking a trip to the Grand Canyon, you will see natural stunning sceneries everywhere.

If you have the opportunity to travel outside of the U.S during autumn, the Scottish Highlands are a great place to visit. Even though the weather is brisk, the scenery of the Highlands is breathtaking. The Highlands is a mountain region located in Northwest Scotland, with an area of 9,907 square miles with an elevation of 4,409’ at the highest point. If you plan to go, the best place to visit first would be Inverness. It is considered to be the capital of the highlands and it’s not only a beautiful city but a good place to base yourself in the area.

Another great foreign destination would be Switzerland where the best time to visit is during autumn. Like Yellowstone, the best months to visit Switzerland are from September to mid-October. A place that you should visit while there is Beldwald, a small community of 450 people and breathtaking views. You can go on mountain bike rides while having the best views. Another place to visit is Zermatt, one of the most popular locations in Switzerland. There are a lot of things to see and do such as countless hiking trails, mountain stations, and most of all, Matterhorn mountain. These are only some of the many beautiful places to travel to during the fall season, so get your fall clothes ready and see the beautiful colors and sights during fall.

If you can’t get away to one of these domestic or distant locations, that’s okay. There are still plenty of places locally to see the changing leaves, including Apple Hill in Placerville, Napa, Yosemite, and more. Check out this website for more local destinations: