The Great Smoky Mountains, Lake of the Ozarks and Colorado's Rocky Mountains are some good places to view the autumn scenery, according to Fodor's Travel. Many of the areas are very large and offer multiple places for hiking and driving tours to experience fall foliage.
Viewing the fall colors of more than 100 species of trees in the Great Smoky Mountains starts from the Blue Ridge Parkway that begins in Virginia and extends 500 miles through North Carolina. Inside the national park, visitors can access more than 800 miles of touring roads and hiking trails that extend through the forests of North Carolina and Tennessee.
The forests of the Ozarks create vibrant fall colors that surround more than 1,100 miles of shoreline around the picturesque lake. Autumn colors are famous in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado from Gunnison and Crested Butte in the south through Aspen's highland forests.