Fall-foliage trips are as essential a part of American autumns as pumpkins and pigskin. To help you decide exactly where to go, MapQuest presents LeafQuest. We've selected three prime leaf-peeping spots in each of 49 states (sorry, Hawaii!), plus Washington, D.C. Look below to see a national (and navigable) map of our 150 fall-foliage suggestions, or browse by state. And be sure to check out homages to autumn by two-time-Pulitzer-nominee Joyce Millman (California), Atlantic entertainment-columnist James Parker (Massachusetts) and ex-Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer (Michigan).
LeafQuest State Guides
Colorado Fall Foliage
by Saira Bajwa
Boasting the West’s most picturesque autumnal scene in the Maroon Bells, “Colorful Colorado” is awash in golden fall displays.
by Nick Romano
Is there a more classic New England image than a small New Hampshire town on a crisp autumn day? Especially in fall, the Granite State rocks.
by Nick Romano
The fiery leaves on display in the Shenandoah’s Valley’s Skyline Drive is just one reason why the Old Dominion State reigns in fall.
Fall-Color Destinations By State
LeafQuest Special Features
by Joyce Millman
Though New England hogs the spotlight for autumn-leaf glory, a California writer much prefers her new home's 'disco-queen' fall foliage.
by James Parker
Between the machismo of summer and the gloom of winter, a Massachusetts writer revels in the feisty fire of fall.
by Chuck Pfarrer
After the perils of Pakistan, an ex-Navy SEAL team leader relaxes and recharges among the glorious fall colors on his private (sort of), 20-mile Michigan lake.