Affordable family fall getaways

Oak Creek Canyon: Arizona

  • Unlike most of Arizona, it's well watered and predominantly wooded

  • Hike the West Fork during foliage season for best views

  • Colors typically peak late October/early November
Northern New Mexico
  • Sangre De Cristo Mountains just outside of Santa Fe offers some spectacular opportunities to view fall foliage

  • Drive the three hour scenic loop and take a ski lift up the mountain

  • Colors typically peak in late September or October
Southern Oregon
  • Visit Rogue River Trail between Prospect and Union Creek

  • Stay at a bed and breakfast in Ashland

  • Colors typically peak in mid-October
International Selkirk Loop
  • 280-mile scenic drive

  • Passes through British Columbia, Washington, and Idaho

  • Peak times vary
Leaf-Peeping Cruise
  • Carnival, Royal, Celebrity and NCL all have fall foliage sailings

  • View fall foliage of New England and Atlantic Canada

  • Peak times vary
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