Fall photo essay: Take a road trip for autumn colors

Looking for fall colors has taken the forefront of my mind and the desire to post my fall photography has pre-empted further articles about the summer road trip. It is always more fun to look ahead than backward and autumn is my favorite time of year.

I will try to get the articles of Colorado posted soon since the snowbirds will all be heading south when the snow flies. Many people will travel through the Four-Corners area, the Grand-Circle and the National Parks there to get to their southern winter destinations.

There are many places in the United States to view the fall colors but I would like to post my favorite photos as photo essay and remark on three of my favorite states to visit in the fall; Pennsylvania, Oregon and Colorado.

I hope to take a road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway some time soon but in the meantime the highway views in Eastern Pennsylvania are some of the BEST areas for fall foliage viewing. For an immersion into fall foliage cruise along State Road 191 between I-80 and I-84, east of Scranton and State Road 309 between I-80 and I-81, southwest of Scranton. Travel early to mid-October, the colors will be reaching the southern part of the state around the last week in October

Continue reading on Examiner.com Pennsylvania best fall foliage road trip: Scranton, Poconos, Appalachian Trail – National Cross Country Travel

Oregon, through the Columbia River Gorge is always a favorite drive and I love the fall colors there. Punctuated with waterfalls, the scenery always enchants the road weary traveler and lightens the load.

Try to stop at the waterfall trails for a view of the colors along the gorge trails.

Cascading over the basalt canyons created by the Columbia River as it cuts through the gorge are over 200 waterfalls including Multnomah Falls, the second largest in the  United States and third in the World. Multnomah Falls is dramatic even seen from the highway and is a great place to start, but  don’t forget the other falls easily accessible from Columbia Gorge  Highway I-84 while traveling through Oregon.

Many falls have easy and scenic trails, glorious at any time  of year but especially photogenic in autumn while dressed in fall  colors.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Columbia River Gorge fall road trip: Autumn colors, waterfalls, hiking

The drive through Colorado on I-70 in the fall when the aspen leaves are turn is amazing but the season is short – you have to catch them before the snow flies. I got enough pictures for a slide show as we drove into the snow in the higher elevations, then down again into Denver.

Then there is my favorite detour through Dillon, CO. When we have a hazardous load, it can’t go through the tunnel so we have to go over the mountain and through town – not a piece of cake drive for a semi-truck. But in late summer or early fall you may get a chance to see the herd of elk in the valley below, like we did.

Consider taking the scenic byway CO-6, through Dillon, CO and over Loveland  Pass.

Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne are three quaint mountain towns conveniently  located within minutes of Summit County’s four world-class ski resorts.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Late summer in the Colorado Rockies — scenic byway road trip-slideshow

For the complete photo slide shows look at National Cross Country Travel or check my photo gallery at lindsaystravel.smugmug.com for your favorites.

I hope to have some new fall photos soon…


About Lindsay Godfree

I was born and raised in Colorado Springs but have also lived in Utah and Arizona. I am m inspired everyday by six beautiful daughters. Currently traveling the highways and byways. Writing as the National/International Cross Country Travel Writer for Examiner.com and other freelance articles. Currently working on my new web-site blog dial911heaven.com and hope to see you there!