Seasonal September 26, 2021
When And Where To Expect Wyoming’s Fall Foliage To Peak This Year
What’s your favorite time of year in Wyoming? For many people, when the crowds of summer die down and the cooler weather of fall sweeps across the high mountain prairie, there’s no better time to be outside!
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While many park concessionaires close up after Labor Day and tourists head home, photographers and nature enthusiasts flock to our corner of the Rockies to capture the beauty of fall.
Wyoming's fall foliage begins to peak in the higher elevations of Yellowstone and the Tetons, Wyoming's northwest corner, in late September.
At the same time, the elk rut and breeding season kicks off, hunters begin to head out on pack trips, and bears begin to wander about fattening up for their long winter slumber.
The secret to finding Wyoming fall foliage is finding the aspens! In a state where evergreen trees are common, the constrast of aspen strands is truly a sight to see.
Late September and early October is the best time of year to visit the Tetons - but you'll have to be prepared for some winter weather, too!
If you're looking for some beautiful spots for foliage outside of the Northwest corner, head to Casper Mountain or Aspen Alley and watch the gorgeous aspens begin to glow.
Elsewhere in the state, the colors of fall spread out from west to east, and the leaves change from yellow, to orange, to red before dropping onto the ground.
To see a timeline and map of how the gorgeous colors of the season spread across the state, visit the
Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage Prediction Map right here.
Where do you go for your fall foliage sightings? Let us know in the comments, or
nominate your favorite strand of aspens right here.