FALL COLOR REPORTS AND TOURS
This is your guide to finding the best fall colors across the U.S. Some sites provide
current fall color conditions and are updated regularly (usually weekly). Others will give you a guide to when peak fall colors are expected to occur in an average year. Some sites recommend specific locations and fall color
tours (driving routes).
These links become active at different times during the fall. If one hasn't become active yet, try another.
Multi-State Guides are at the bottom of the page. I update this page each fall (usually more than once) as the links change. Some fall color pages disappear or move with surprising frequency.
Fall Foliage in the Southeast - scroll down to Alabama
Fall Color Updates
California Fall Color Map - you can zoom in and out and move around
Fall Foliage Reports - links to several sites
California Fall Color - blog with photos
Eastern Sierra Nevada Fall Color - recommendations on where to go by
photographer G Dan Mitchell
Eastern Sierra Nevada Reports from Parcher's Resort
Yosemite National Park (NPS) Fall color locations. Peak is usually in late October.
Colorado Fall Color Travel Guide - My own extensive guide to where to go in Colorado
(and when) to catch the best fall colors, whether you have two days up to two weeks.
Over 100 photos and lots of maps.
San Juan National Forest - fall color reports
Colorado State Parks Read the instructions under "Finding the Confetti of Color"
Aspen Viewing: Colorado Fall Foliage Drives
Foliage Report - click on a date for a color prediction
Finding Fall Color
Fall Foliage in the Southeast - scroll down to Georgia
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
Indiana: Indiana Fall Colors
Fall color reports
Fall Foliage in the Southeast - scroll down to Kentucky
Fall color reports by region
Fall color tours and updates - start at this page first
Western UP color report
Eastern UP fall color tour
Ottawa NF Fall Color Drives (U.P.)
Mackinac Island color report
Benzie County color report
Gaylord sadly, this color report has not been update since 2017,
but it will give you an idea of the color changes for prior years
Cadillac fall color tours
Maine - Fall color reports and trip ideas
Fall Color Map
Weather, Roads, Fall Color
Fall Foliage Reports - periodically updated reports by region
Fall Foliage Tracker - drag the slider to see the color prediction for the date of your choice
Weekly color reports
Fall in New York
Fall Foliage in the Southeast - scroll down to North Carolina
Weekly Fall Color Reports from Appalachian State University
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Peak is early to mid-October
above 4000 feet and mid-October to early November at lower elevations.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Ohio fall color reports, scroll down to the fall color progress map
Downloadable fall color reports
Fall Foliage in the Southeast - scroll down to South Carolina
Fall Foliage in the Southeast - scroll down to Tennessee
Vermont - fall color reports and routes
Fall Foliage in the Southeast - scroll down to Virginia
Fall Foliage in the Southeast - scroll down to West Virginia
Fall color report
Fall color road trips
Multi-State Fall Color Guides
U.S. Fall Foliage Prediction Map - Pick a date from Sep. 7 to Nov. 23
Fall color map from the Weather Channel.
USDA Forest Service Fall Color 2017
Fall color prediction map
U.S. Forest Service, Region 2 - Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
Color reports by State and National forest.
U.S. Forest Service, Region 4 - Nevada, Utah, Southern Idaho, Western Wyoming
and parts of California. Color reports by State and National forest.
Smoky Mountains Color Guide
U.S. Fall Color Updates from the Univ of Illinois with links to multiple fall color sites
Fall Color in the Eastern U.S. from NC Natural with links to multiple fall color sites
Fall Foliage in the Southeast - scroll down to the state of your choice
NC Natural Fall Color Finder
Created October 3, 2000
Updated October 25, 2021