Breathtaking Fall Drives in Every State Story

Fall is right around the corner. The days are still warm but the nights are cool. These temperatures are perfect for a drive to see all the beautiful fall colors.

Prepare for 93 miles of mountain laurel and rhododendrons. Lookout Mountain Parkway spans three states from Alabama to Tennessee, and it’s home to the world’s longest yard sale.

Alabama: Lookout Mountain Parkway

The 127-mile stretch between Anchorage and Seward is designated as a national forest scenic byway, offering astounding views of the glaciated Kenai Mountains. 

Alaska: Seward Highway

Interested in rugged sandstone canyons and a ghost town? The Apache Trail, also known as Highway 88, snakes 45 miles through Arizonian peaks and valleys in an area historically known for its mining towns

Arizona: Apache Trail

Running along roughly 650 miles of craggy cliffsides on the Pacific Coast of California, Highway 1 boasts the Golden Gate Bridge, Big Sur, the boardwalk of Santa Cruz, Hearst Castle in San Simeon, the Danish Village of Solvang, the surf of both Santa Barbara and Malibu, San Diego’s Sea World and more.

California: Pacific Coast Highway

Beginning at 7,400 feet, Pikes Peak Highway climbs an additional 6,715 feet in only 19 miles to the mountain’s summit, which tops out at 14,115 feet. Don’t forget a fishing pole, as the highway has three different well-stocked lakes to cast a line into.

Colorado: Pikes Peak Highway

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