Fall Foliage Fun

Written by

Jason Barnette


September 22, 2017

Every year as the temps cool and the days get shorter another important natural event happens across the country: the leaves change color. This beautiful and most dramatic change of seasons brings about the desire for road trips, apple orchards, vineyards, and getting outside. But the fall colors are unpredictable and even current conditions might not last for long. So where can you find fall colors this weekend?

I have scoured the web and pulled together as many resources as I could find to create this page. I have combined various fall foliage maps into one, listed resources below, and added Instagram photos and my own travel stories to help inspire your adventures. Please keep in mind this is a guide only; peak colors varies with altitude and current weather conditions, and one good frost can end the colors for a region. I hope you find this guide useful, share it with your friends and family, and enjoy the fall colors!

Note: This page is updated every Friday at 9a.m. Eastern. Follow me on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date.


fall foliage map

How can I create this rather amazing fall foliage map? Easy. It’s a complete guestimation. Each Friday I visit every link below for fall foliage resources, read the current reports, and create this culmination of all the reports. Take it with a grain of salt.

Last Updated: Friday, November 1, 2019

fall foliage


I have found these links over the years of searching for online resources. If you have additional resources to add to this list please contact me at jason@roadtripsandcoffee.com so I can share it with everyone else!

Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage Prediction Map

Over the years this interactive map has become the resource for predicting the fall foliage. You’ve probably already seen this map posted on some other website. So why don’t I also post it?

Because it is a prediction of what the fall foliage might do and nothing more. As beautiful as the fall foliage can be it can also be wildly unpredictable.

However, this website does have a fantastic section explaining the science behind the changing colors in leaves. That is why I have included the link and I encourage you to read the science if nothing else.

General Resources

The Weather Channel (maps, mostly accurate)

The Foliage Network (maps, reports, my most-trusted resource)

Rockies Resources


Aspen Viewing – Colorado Tourism (resources)

read some fall

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