This Dreamy Road Trip Will Take You To The Best Fall Foliage In All of New Mexico

If you are a New Mexico leaf peeper, start planning! Fall is on the way and the leaves are already starting to turn in the northern part of the state. According to foliage predictions, leaves in Taos and Colfax counties will be near peak starting the week of September 10 (2017).

Get the best views of these first fall foliage changes by road-tripping along the Enchanted Circle, one of New Mexico’s scenic byways. This 85-mile loop connects Taos, Questa, Red River, Eagle’s Nest and Angel Fire. The Enchanted Circle is always a pleasure to travel, but drive this road between September 17 and 25 to see maximum color.

Have you ever driven the Enchanted Circle during the fall months? Planning to make the drive this year? We’d love to see your fall photos on Instagram. Tag us (#onlyinnewmexico) and we’ll share some of the best. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more leaf alerts from Only in New Mexico.