5. Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake Fall 2015 Car-Free Day
Already known for the brilliant blue of it’s famous lake, Crater Lake National Park really comes alive for a short window in September when the leaves quickly change.

4. Grand Teton National Park

fall leaves teton national park

Heading to Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park in the fall is a special treat, the park is less crowded, full of wildlife, and absolutely glowing with bright yellow and orange leaves on the trees.

3. Mount Rainier National Park

Fall at Mount Rainier
Also, in Washington State, Mount Rainier National Park gives visitors a bold view of colors from crimson to golden yellow on everything from the leaves of trees to the huckleberry bushes on the ground.

2. Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain Autumn
Additionally, high up in the mountains of Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park provides an incredible view of the surrounding area which are filled with the beautiful yellow of the turning Aspen trees.

1. Denali National Park

Oaks Finally, you might think that there’s no way fall colors can show up in Alaska’s Denali National Park, but think again. While the fall arrives earlier here, the tundra pops in an array of reds and oranges.

These are our top 10 picks for the best National Parks to see fall foliage. Of course, there are plenty of other national, state, and local parks that will have amazing colors too. Let us know some of your favorite spots for ‘leaf peeping!’