When to go to the National Parks to see the Fall colors

There is something magical about the way the Fall colors can completely transform a location. Even boring everyday city parks can become show stoppers. Usually those flat-land high points are nothing to brag about. But catch those same sites bathed in yellow or red leaves and you have something. Here are when the high points and US National Parks will be reaching maximum Fall color.

This data is just an estimate from this map:

https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/

September 17th

  • Colorado Mount Elbert 14,440 ft
  • Idaho Borah Peak 12,668 ft
  • Minnesota Eagle Mountain 2,302 ft
  • Michigan Mount Arvon 1,979 ft
  • Vermont Mount Mansfield 4,395 ft
  • New Hampshire Mount Washington 6,288 ft
  • Utah Kings Peak 13,534 ft
  • New Mexico Wheeler Peak 13,167 ft
  • Glacier National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Voyageurs National Park
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison

 

September 24th

  • New York Mount Marcy 5,343 ft
  • Maine Mount Katahdin 5,270 ft
  • Oklahoma Black Mesa 4,975 ft
  • Wisconsin Timms Hill 1,951 ft
  • Wyoming Gannett Peak 13,809 ft
  • Montana Granite Peak 12,807 ft
  • Rocky Mountain ┬áNational Park
  • Acadia National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Mesa Verde National Park

 

October 1st

  • West Virginia Spruce Knob 4,863 ft
  • Virginia Mount Rogers 5,729 ft
  • Tennessee Clingmans Dome 6,643 ft
  • North Carolina Mount Mitchell 6,684 ft
  • Rhode Island Jerimoth Hill 811 ft
  • Connecticut Massachusetts border on south side of Mount Frissell[20] 2,379 ft
  • Massachusetts Mount Greylock 3,489 ft
  • New Jersey High Point 1,803 ft
  • Nebraska Panorama Point 5,427 ft
  • Kansas Mount Sunflower 4,041 ft
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Great Basin National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

 

October 8th

  • Arizona Humphreys Peak 12,637 ft
  • Washington Mount Rainier 14,417 ft
  • North Dakota White Butte 3,508 ft
  • South Dakota Black Elk Peak 7,244 ft
  • Iowa Hawkeye Point 1,671 ft
  • Indiana Hoosier Hill 1,257 ft
  • Ohio Campbell Hill 1,549 ft
  • Kentucky Black Mountain 4,145 ft
  • Georgia Brasstown Bald 4,784 ft
  • South Carolina Sassafras Mountain 3,560 ft
  • Delaware Near the Ebright Azimuth 447 ft
  • Oregon Mount Hood 11,249 ft
  • Maryland Hoye-Crest 3,360 ft
  • Illinois Charles Mound[27] 1,235 ft
  • Pennsylvania Mount Davis 3,213 ft
  • District of Columbia Fort Reno 409 ft
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Wind Cave National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Badlands National Park

 

October 15th

  • Nevada Boundary Peak 13,147 ft
  • California Mount Whitney 14,505 ft
  • Texas Guadalupe Peak 8,751 ft
  • Redwood National Park
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Congaree National Park
  • Mammoth Cave National Park

 

October 22nd

  • Arkansas Mount Magazine 2,753 ft
  • Alabama Cheaha Mountain 2,413 ft
  • Missouri Taum Sauk Mountain 1,772 ft
  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Saguaro National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Pinnacles National Park

 

October 29th

  • Florida Britton Hill 345 ft
  • Louisiana Driskill Mountain 535 ft
  • Mississippi Woodall Mountain 807 ft
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Everglades National Park

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *