Take This Gorgeous Fall Foliage Road Trip To See Wyoming Like Never Before
Autumn is an incredible time of year, truly the stuff of legends. It’s when the western landscape erupts in natural flame, when Wyoming paints itself in shades of red, yellow and orange. It’s the time of year that Wyoming really shows off! You don’t want to miss an experience in the thick of fall’s natural colors throughout the state, which is why this fall foliage road trip takes you to some of the best fall foliage in Wyoming.
If you’re looking for peak fall foliage, it typically runs from the beginning of September to mid-October. This is perhaps the most magical time of year in Wyoming because of all the vibrant colors, and though the amount of rainfall and temperatures play an important role in the outcome of the color of the leaves, making predictions is difficult. Everyone wants a quick answer to when the leaves will be at their most fiery and beautiful. Predicting peak dates is not an exact science but historically it has been either the third or fourth week of September.
Make sure to follow along to see the best fall colors in Wyoming with our route, found right here.
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Make sure you don’t miss out on our fall foliage route! Click here to follow along and experience the best fall foliage in Wyoming.
Do you know of any other places in Wyoming where the fall foliage is spectacular? Make sure to leave your thoughts and comments in the space below. Help fellow fall travelers out, friends! The fall colors in Wyoming are worth it.
What is the best time to see peak fall foliage in Wyoming?
Peak fall foliage with differ from year to year, but a Wyoming autumn tends to show off from late September to mid-November.
Where are the best places in Wyoming to see fall foliage?
Wyoming is perhaps one of the best states in the American west to indulge in an autumnal fall foliage tour. Yellowstone National Park, with its rivers, canyons and famed geyser is perhaps the most popular spot to check out, but the city of Jackson and even Grand Teton National Park are also well-worth the experience. Yellowstone Lake provides a gorgeous juxtaposition between the intensity of the fall colors and the placid beauty of the water, which is highly photographable.
What are the best Wyoming hikes to take in the fall?
The best fall foliage in Wyoming is perhaps best viewed on foot, by way of a hike. If you’re looking for an easy fall hike, head to Grand Teton National Park and make the six-mile trip to Inspiration Point, a hike that has only garnered an “easy” rating for its mere 500-foot incline. Putt Putt Trail is outside of Jackson, providing fiery hues without the crazy elevation gain, and the Shadow Mountain trail provides a moderate difficulty rating with a view of the Teton Range.
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