Leaf Peeping: Where to Find the Best Fall Foliage in the Central(ish) United States
Top Regions in the Mountain West and Midwestern States to see the Leaves Change this Autumn
Grand Teton National Park, WY - Photo Credit: Scott Carnahan
Last week, we posted our list of best places in the Eastern US to view the fall foliage changing, and included some incredible photos from talented photographers showing our favorites in all their splendor.
Earlier this week, we did the same thing for the West. You can check that out here.
So, surprise surprise, this time around we're bringing you our picks for the best foliage areas in the middle of the country. Yes, we realize this is quite a large area to cover in just a single post. But if we keep breaking this up region-by-region, there won't be any leaves left on the trees by the time we finish! So, in the interest of getting you this information as soon as possible, we've combined our picks for the Midwest and the Mountain West regions of the country.
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO - Photo Credit: Paul Engel
As we mentioned in our previous foliage articles, smokymountains.com has a GREAT interactive map to help you determine what areas have peak foliage depending on the time of year - and it's not just for the Smokies, it's for the entire (contiguous) USA! Click here to check it out, but remember - just like the weather itself there's no way to predict foliage patterns with 100% success, so don't be mad at them (or us!) if you feel you might have missed peak season in your respective location.
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So in conclusion of our celebration of one of the unanimous Top Four Seasons of the Year (last time I use that one I swear), here are our favorite areas of the Central United States for fall foliage!
Glacier National Park- Montana
Glacier National Park, MT - Photo Credit: Daniel Gutierrez
Yellowstone National Park - Montana/Idaho/Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park - Photo Credit: Scott Carnahan
Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming
Grand Teton National Park, WY - Photo Credit: Nicole Quinn
Badlands National Park - South Dakota
Badlands National Park, SD - Photo Credit: Scott Carnahan
Finland State Forest - Minnesota
Beaver Bay: Finland State Forest, MN - Photo Credit: Andrew Ling
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Michigan
Lake of the Clouds: Upper Peninsula, MI - Photo Credit: Dave Hoefler
Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado
Harbison Meadow: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO - Photo Credit: Chris Blake
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