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RVers Guide to Catching Fall Foliage Across the USA in 2021

 

Looking to catch the changing leaves of 2021 from the comfort of your home on wheels? Feast your eyes on breathtaking scenery this fall by planning your autumn adventure ahead of time. Below we’ve outlined the states accompanied by their predicted peak foliage dates so that you can experience one of the most breathtaking wonders throughout the country.

Don’t miss one of the RV communities favorite time of the year because you didn’t plan ahead. Check out the details below to find out where you want to explore and book your campsite today!

 

 

MONTANA, WYOMING, AND COLORADO 
Foliage is expected to start showing around September 6th, peaking near the week of September 27th and finishing around October 5th. The northern region of each state will peak before the southern, so if you want to traverse an individual state, start at the top and work your way down!
Best Places to Catch Fall Foliage in Montana: Glacier National Park, Skalkaho Scenic Byway, and Jewel Basin.
Best Places to Catch Fall Foliage in Wyoming: Paintbrush Canyon, Oxbow Bend, and Beartooth Highway.
Best Places to Catch Fall Foliage in Colorado: Aspen, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Kebler Pass.

 

 

UTAH, ARIZONA, AND NEW MEXICO 
Get your RV ready to head to the desert southwest after September 27st. The foliage is predicted to be patchy around these three states starting September 22nd but in full bloom early October and running through October 11th.
Best Places to Catch Fall Foliage in Utah: Alpine Loop, Logan Canyon, and Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Best Places to Catch Fall Foliage in Arizona: North Rim Grand Canyon, Mogollon Rim, and Santa Catalina Mountains.
Best Places to Catch Fall Foliage in New Mexico: Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway, El Santuario de Chimayo, and Enchanted Circle.

 

 

MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND VERMONT 
Catch the northeast’s most beautiful season starting late September all the way through October 11th. Peak foliage is expected to occur starting the week of October 4th throughout each state.
Best Places to Catch Fall Foliage in Maine: Fort Kent, Acadia National Park, and Farmington.
Best Places to Catch Fall Foliage in New Hampshire: Lake Winnipesaukee Loop, Alton Bay, and Conway Scenic Railroad.
Best Places to Catch Fall Foliage in Vermont: Little Grand Canyon, Green Mountains, and Manchester. 

 

 

VIRGINIA, TENNESSEE AND NORTH CAROLINA
Make your way to the south by October 4th, as high elevation areas will have begun their fall show. Peak foliage dates are expected to begin around October 18th and run through the end of October.
Best Places to Catch Fall Foliage in Virginia: Stony Man Mountain Trail, Pocahontas State Park, and Lake Accotink.
Best Places in Tennessee: Cherohala Skyway, Cherokee National Forest, and Radnor Lake State Park.
Best Places in North Carolina: Blue Ridge Mountains, Pisgah National Forest, and Chimney Rock State Park

Looking for great autumn activities for the whole family? Check out our post featuring Top Fall Campground and Activities for RVing Families.

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