Wondering where to go this fall? Why not take a road trip to admire the brilliant fall foliage and striking landscape in the country? These driving routes are sure to take you on an unforgettable trip filled with vibrant colors, mountains, lakes and great family time.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Well, the Rocky Mountains are breathtaking at any point in the year. Fall adds a colorful touch to this majestic natural wonder. Colorado's most majestic peaks are best enjoyed when you drive through the road that runs through this alpine wonderland. 

The road gets you by high-country lakes and some exciting encounters with moose, wild elks, marmots, and mountain goats. Much of this 82-mile route sits above 9,000 feet. It runs through Leadville, the highest-elevation city in the country. Consider starting at Copper Mountain and ending your journey at Aspen. This will let your eyes feast on the canary-colored trees in the region. 

Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway

The 35-mile Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway is one of the shorter drives you can explore in a day. The Rangeley Lake sits at the center of the popular Rangeley lakes that is composed of six major lakes. The western Maine route wraps around this region with auburn and orange trees dancing in the Lake's reflection. 

You will also get to admire the quaint villages of New England, which lets you take a step back in time. You will only need about two and a half hours to explore this entire scenic drive. So, why not stop for a picnic at the Height of Land Lookout? Or rent a canoe and get up close with the waters of Mooselookmeguntic Lake? The choice is entirely yours. 

The Last Green Valley Scenic Byway

Well, names can sometimes be deceiving. This is especially true for Connecticut's Last Green Valley, which transforms from green to deep red during autumn. You can enjoy this scenic drive by taking Route 169, located in the eastern part of the state. 

This is one of the most popular touring routes that best exposes the fall colors. It also passes by historic homesteads, old stone walls and picturesque meeting houses. This is also an iconic route that snakes through the 26,477-acre Pachaug State Forest. So, don't forget to bring your picnic baskets along since this road trip gives you a chance to picnic among the crisp autumn leaves. 

Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains

New England is probably the first thing to come to your mind when you hear fall colors. But the southern parts of the country offer beautiful views as well. Take a road trip through Georgia for enjoying a warmer climate than up north. 

The Russel Brasstown Scenic Byway will take you through the Blue Ridge Mountains that run along the Chattahoochee River. Stop by at Brasstown Bald for an ultimate fall foliage view. Hike through the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest or check out the vineyards of Georgia Wine Country. The Tallulah Gorge State Park is a fantastic place to explore the 1,000-foot chasm carved out by the Tallulah River. 

Get your vehicle in shape and begin your fall adventure. Immerse yourself in the fall spirit and get ready for the best drive of the year. These road trips are energetic, awe-inspiring, magnanimous and take you on a thrilling nature journey.