As autumn creeps across the States, pedal pushers aren’t just looking forward to cooler weather — they’re also on the lookout for beautiful fall colors. From Colorado to New York and Texas to North Carolina, there are plenty of locations to catch the stunning fall leaves from the saddle of a bicycle.
While some of these trails require serious calf muscles, others are easy on the legs and the eyes. Spots like the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in Lexington and the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth are more relaxed, with plenty of stops for drinks and eats along the way. And depending on your route, the autumn fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down: if you park your bike at one of the best fall foliage campgrounds, you’ll dream in gold, red and orange.
Of course, If you’d rather cruise on four wheels than two, there are plenty of ways to immerse yourself in the most colorful time of year. We’ve rounded up the best places to see fall foliage in the US and, if you are seriously committed to the season, check out the ultimate fall foliage road trip.
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