Scenic Fall Roadtrips

During fall, you have two options: curl up with a good book and blanket on the couch or get out and enjoy the changing leaves and crisp air. Make the most of your fall weekends, hop in the car and go for a road trip! To get your itinerary started, USA Today has come up with a fabulous list of scenic road trips on a budget, because if you want to stay at any of these destinations, it’s easy to find affordable accommodations.

  1. Parkway Road Trip
    • Charlottesville, VA to Asheville NC
    • 469 miles of gorgeous changing leaves in the Blue Ridge Mountains
  2. Kancamagus Highway
    • Lincoln, NH to Conway, NH
    • 35 miles  of a variety of views along Route 112
  3. Big Bend Scenic Loop
    • 100 mile loop of Big Bend National Park in Texas
    • Explore the canyons, mountains and desert without the sweltering heat
  4. High Road to Taos Road Trip
    • Santa Fe, NM to Taos, NM
    • 105 miles of the scenic Sangre de Cristo mountain range
  5. Million Dollar Highway
    • Montrose, CO to Durango, CO
    • 105 miles along US Route 550, including 25 miles that is considered one of the most dangerous roads in the USA but also one of the most stunning
  6. Skyline Drive
    • Front Royal, VA to Rockfish Gap, VA
    • 105 miles through Shenandoah national Park with 75 overlooks
  7. Molly Stark Byway
    • Brattleboro, VT to Whitingham, VT
    • 100 miles of vibrant Vermont fall vegetation
  8. Columbia River Highway
    • Troutdale, OR to Dalles, OR
    • 70 miles of both land and sea
  9. Tail of the Dragon Road Trip
    • Deals Gap, NC to Tabcat Creek Bridge, TN
    • 11 miles of US Route 129 along the Tennessee/North Carolina state line of amazing Great Smoky Mountain scenery
  10. Black River Scenic Byway Road Trip
    • Bessemer, MI to Black River Harbor, MI
    • 11 miles along Highway 513, a National Forest Scenic Byway in Ottawa National Forest

For another 20+ scenic fall road trip ideas, check out the entire USA Today gallery here.

 

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