10Best: National parks in fall
David and Kay Scott, 10Best.com 10:17 a.m. EDT October 29, 2014
America's national parks offer stunning autumn scenery from coast to coast.
1. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Virginia. Changes in elevation produce beautiful colors.
2. Buffalo National River, Arkansas. One of America's most scenic rivers is lined with breathtaking oak and hickory trees.
3. Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio. Oak, hickory, maple and poplar trees fill this park with color.
4. Grand Teton, Wyoming. See the aspens and cottonwoods of this spectacular Western park.
5. Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina and Tennessee. Trees at various elevations show peak colors at different times.
6. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. Dense forests become a painted wonderland with reds, golds and purples.
7. Mount Rainier, Washington. Bushes and shrubs in the park's sub-alpine region produce beautiful colors.
8. Rocky Mountains, Colorado. This rugged park's trees are striking.
9. Shenandoah, Virginia. See fall colors on the 105-mile-long Skyline Drive.
10. Zion, Utah. Zion Canyon becomes a ribbon of gold in autumn.