5 Stunning Routes For The Perfect Fall Road Trip
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5 Stunning Routes For The Perfect Fall Road Trip

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Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Oct 31, 2022

Fall is in full swing, and we love every minute of it. The leaves are stunning shades of red, yellow, and orange, the air is crisp, and the cozy sweaters have come out of storage. 

If you’re into fall weather and foliage, there’s no better way to experience the scenery than with a road trip. Fortunately, gas prices have dropped from the crazy summer prices. 

Here are 5 scenic drives you can take across the U.S. to experience the stunning fall foliage. 

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Natchez Trace Parkway - Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee

This parkway spans three states and 444 miles. The route follows the “Old Natchez Trace,” which is a historical travel route used originally by Native Americans and then European settlers. Start off in Natchez, Mississippi, and end in Nashville, Tennessee. 


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Now is the perfect time to travel, as you can see the peak colors from late October until early November. The parkway is also bike-friendly. 

Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway - Maine

Located in interior western Maine, this route is about 50 miles and near the borders of New Hampshire and Canada. 

Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway - Oregon

Central Oregon’s Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway has 66 miles filled with views of lakes, trees, and the Cascade Mountains. Hop out of the car and hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness. 

Blue Ridge Parkway - Virginia and North Carolina

This route travels through the Blue Ridge Mountains, starting in Virginia and ending in North Carolina. The length of the route is 469 miles, and has no billboards or businesses in sight. You’ll be driving through only nature. 


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While in the Virginia portion, check out the Blue Ridge Music Center located at milepost 213. When in the North Carolina portion, check out the Oconaluftee Indian Village at milepost 469.1. 

Peak to Peak Scenic Byway - Colorado

With 55 miles of roadway, you’ll be able to see beautiful views of the Continental Divide. You’ll be less than an hour away from Boulder and Denver! 

Check out Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, and Golden Gate Canyon State Park. 

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