RV Camping in Gorgeous Fall Color
As the last heat of summer wanes, the hearts of RV campers turn to planning RV trips to find fall foliage. Lucky for you, here at El Monte RV we work overtime locating fall color hotspots worth discovering.
Here are five fall foliage trips to tempt you out onto the road for Autumn RV camping. Pack your camera, a jacket and your hiking shoes – you’re going to want to wander through America’s gorgeous fall colors!
Fall Foliage RV Trip #1: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
If you’re picking up a New York City area RV rental, you can start your trip in nearby Sussex County, New Jersey. Snugly wrapped in the Kittatinny Mountains, this picturesque county offers leaf peeping opportunities to see oak, hickory and ash forests ablaze in color.
Head north on the New York State Thruway to Albany and then up to historic Saratoga Springs. Continue north into New York’s Adirondack Park for six million acres of fall foliage possibilities!
Once you’ve camped your fill in the Adirondacks, why not swing back south through Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains State Park? Mountain Vista Campground near East Stroudsburg, PA is convenient to hiking trails and scenic drives sure to reward you with fall color.
Fall Foliage RV Trip #2: Massachusetts and Vermont
What could be more scenic than Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains in the Fall? Roll through the forests and meadows of these ancient mountains and be on the lookout for fall color through early October. RV camping idea – Historic Valley Campground at Windsor Lake, just north of North Adams, MA, for comfort, convenience and a colorful woodland setting.
If you’d like to extend your leaf peeping trip, head your RV one hour north to Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont. This wonderland of scenic autumn vistas is also home to comfortable RV camping at Camping on the Battenkill in Arlington, VT.
Fall Foliage RV Trip #3: Peak to Peak Highway – Colorado
With a Denver RV rental from El Monte RV, you’re equipped for an unforgettable Rocky Mountain fall foliage tour. The Peak to Peak Highway takes you north from Denver to historic Estes Park, with miles and miles of gold and orange aspens along the way. Other points of interest to explore as you’re leaf peeping on this route: Blackhawk – famous for its casinos, Rocky Mountain National Park and almost-ghost-towns like Nederland, CO.
Consider a stay at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park near Estes Park, close to plenty of fall foliage scenery.
Fall Foliage RV Trip #4: Northern Arizona
If you’re in the Phoenix area in late September or early October, you’re just a couple of hours away from spectacular autumn color!
Head north on I-17 toward Flagstaff, and plan to spend time driving the scenic routes inside Coconino National Forest. You’re sure to find many breathtaking miles of aspens, oaks and cottonwoods as you ramble along scenic drives or park the RV and hike one of the many forest trails.
All the way through Sedona and into Flagstaff, you’ll have plenty of places to stop and look to your heart’s content at the beauty of Northern Arizona in the Fall. KOA in Flagstaff is a friendly place to stay before you head back south to Phoenix.
Fall Foliage RV Trip #5: Tahoe National Forest, Northern California
Did you know that some of the best leaf peeping in the West can be done just a couple of hours east of Sacramento? Pick up a Sacramento RV rental and then point it east toward the Nevada/California border. The views east of Nevada City on Hwy 20 (toward Truckee) and northeast along Hwy 49 into the National Forest are reported to be spectacular in late September and early October.
Campgrounds in Tahoe National Forest may close early, but RV campsites are available year-round at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.
Doesn’t a trip through the countryside to find fall colors sound wonderful? See it all from the comfort of an RV – pick an itinerary from one of our five suggestions or plan one of your own. There’s no better time to travel by RV!