9  AMAZING Fall Drives in the West

The reds, yellows, and oranges of the foliage blanket parts of the country for just a few short weeks.

Every state has at least one fantastic drive through gorgeous autumnal scenery that is sure to make your jaw drop.

It takes you up the southwest side of a 14,179-foot forested volcano brimming with fall color.

California: Everitt Memorial Highway

The 100-mile route features mountain peaks studded with trees and open-shrub vegetation.

Wyoming: Flaming Gorge-Green River Basin Scenic Byway

You’ll see Ross Lake’s vibrant yellow larches, Leavenworth’s striking red maples, and Winthrop’s grassy farmlands.

Washington: Cascade Loop Scenic Highway

Offers up 146 miles of vivid fall foliage in the Columbia River Gorge.

Oregon: Mt. Hood Scenic Loop

The 25-mile route runs from Reno to Lake Tahoe, offering road trippers mesmerizing views of Washoe Valley and the Sierras.

Nevada: Mt. Rose Scenic Drive

A 49-mile drive filled with blazing yellow aspens and cottonwood trees and fire-hued shrubs in the fall.

Idaho: City of Rocks Backcountry Byway

See the yellows, reds, and oranges of fall burst against the backdrop of the mountains on this drive.

Montana: Loop around Flathead Lake

Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Dixie National Forest, you’ll pass one epic site after another on a trip on Utah’s Highway 12.

Utah: Highway 12 Scenic Byway

The pine and aspen groves transform into an expanse of golden hues that will make your jaw drop.

Colorado: Guanella Pass

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