It’s hard to believe it, but the changing colors and cool air of fall are just around the corner. Celebrate the season by cruising across Colorado and beyond for the road trip of a lifetime! Here are just a few of our favorite spots to put on your travel list this fall:
1. Royal Gorge, Canon City, Colorado
Drive Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Swing down to Canon City for one of southern Colorado’s greatest attractions! The Royal Gorge Bridge spans a whopping10 miles and is one of the world’s highest suspension bridges. Experience the phenomenon through gondola rides, ziplining, the Royal Rush Skycoaster and more!
2. Aspen, Colorado
Drive Time: 4 hours
Looking for a scenic drive through Colorado’s spectacular fall foliage? This town was named “Aspen” for a reason! Experience the changing trees and beautiful scenery in one of the state’s most notable mountain towns.
3. Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Drive Time: 4 hours, 45 minutes
Hike, sled or camp through the tallest dunes in North America! It gets pretty toasty at the Sand Dunes during the summer, so fall may just be the ideal time to take this classic road trip. Enjoy wildlife, water activities and more at this natural beauty.
4. Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Drive Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes
Turns out the Badlands aren’t so bad after all. Explore this iconic national park through hiking, bicycling, camping, wildlife sightings and more. While you’re at it, hop on over to Mount Rushmore to really make the most of your road trip experience.
5. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Drive Time: 9 hours, 30 minutes
Soak in the Utah landscape at one of its greatest gems. Hike down into Bryce Canyon for awe-inspiring views of red rocks and rock formations that just can’t be found elsewhere. With countless trails and photo opportunities, this travel spot is the perfect way to start your fall.
6. Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, Arizona
Drive Time: 10 hours, 30 minutes
Admit it, the desert gets a bad rap when it comes to destination spots. The Painted Desert in Arizona shakes up this preconception with breathtaking rocks and colors that literally make it look, well, painted. Plus, you can hit the Petrified Forest, where you can experience Native American history and see what petrified wood is all about.
Before heading out on your fall road trip adventure, stop by Houska Automotive on Riverside Avenue to make sure your vehicle is road trip ready. Whether it’s maintenance, repairs or a little bit of both, our mechanics are here to make sure you and your crew stay safe no matter where you travel.