Colorado is the westernmost state on the list, with White River National Forest ranking 10th in the nation for fall colors.
The White River National Forest is known for its fall hikes that show off the aspen trees as they change colors from mid-September to early October.
USA Today recommended Maroon Bells and Hanging Lake for the best views of fall in the White River National Forest area.
Best destinations for fall foliage
The following 10 places made the list according to USA Today readers:
- Keystone State Park – Pennsylvania
- Tahquamenon Falls State Park – Michigan
- Hocking Hills State Park – Ohio
- Ozark National Scenic Riverways – Missouri
- White Mountain National Forest – New Hampshire
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park – North Carolina and Tennessee
- Door County Coastal Byway – Wisconsin
- Mohonk Preserve – New York
- Watkins Glen State Park – New York
- White River National Forest – Colorado
While White River National Forest made the list, there are plenty of other places to see leaves in Colorado. Hikes like the Tenderfoot Mountain Trail near Frisco or the Colorado Trail at Kenosha Pass are other beautiful hiking spots for fall leaves.
If you don’t feel like making the trek to the mountains, leaves will start changing colors soon in Denver and you can check out places like City Park and Washington Park.