8 National Parks With Beautiful Autumn Leaves

Get out and catch the autumn leaves before they fall.

Autumn really is an especially scenic time of year and there's no better place to take in the changing of fall leaves than at one of the national parks. As an added bonus to visiting in the fall, you won't have to fight the crowds that swarm to the parks all summer. Check out our list, take your pick, and start making your plans for this weekend...the leaves won't last all year!

1. Grand Teton National Park

Wyoming | Learn more.

Photo: Josh Packer

2. Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado | Learn more.

Photo: Kyle Colby

3. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tennessee, North Carolina | Learn more.

Photo: Mason Boring

4. Zion National Park

Utah | Learn more.

Photo: Tiff Nguyen

5. Lassen National Park

California | Learn more.

Photo: Beth Young

6. Acadia National Park

Maine | Learn more.

Photo: Shannon Kalahan

7. Shenandoah National Park

Virginia | Learn more.

Photo: Christin Healey

8. Glacier National Park

Montana | Learn more.

Photo: Christina Adele Warburg

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Cover photo: Josh Packer

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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