17 Spots Across The U.S. For The Most Spectacular Fall Colors

The Black Hills region of South Dakota, in the state’s southwestern corner, is blanketed with color in the fall, from bright golden Aspens, elm, ash and oaks to the fiery reds of sumac and maple trees.  There are a number of impressive scenic drives that pass some of the area’s best fall foliage, including Spearfish Canyon State & National Forest Service Scenic Byway, located just 15 miles west of the famed Wild West town of Deadwood. It offers beautiful forest views and all the colors of its spruce, aspen, pine, oak, and birch trees, winding its way through limestone cliffs and waterfalls.