New Mexico’s Best Choices for Fall Foliage
Fall is just around the corner and before you know it, the amazing fall colors will be all over the place. New Mexico offers a number of great scenic autumn drives, beautiful views of fall foliage and train rides to enjoy. Here are some of the best choices if you want to enjoy the colors of all throughout the state.
Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway
Maybe the best choice in Santa Fe, this drive offers 16 miles of great views of the aspens. It’s a twisting drive that heads up Hyde Park Road and ends in the Santa Fe Ski Basin. You will want to stop at the Aspen Vista to see the most amazing view and also stop for hiking in other areas. The Winsor Trailhead is very popular, as well.
High Road from Santa Fe to Taos
Another good choice is the 56-mile drive on High Road from Santa Fe to Taos. It’s a very scenic road with plenty of views of the Carson National Forest. Many scenic lookout points are found throughout the trip with the Spanish village of Chimayo. Of course, the other towns along the way, such as Ojo Sarco, Cordova and Picuris offer great views, as well.
If you take this trip during the right time, you will get to enjoy the High Road Art Tour, as well. This tour is one of the best ways to enjoy the fall colors all throughout Santa Fe.
Cimarron Canyon State Park
head to this state park and you’ll enjoy great views with rocky cliffs and fall colors. If you love to camp and fish, this is the place for you in the fall.
Other choices for great fall colors throughout New Mexico include:
- Wheeler Peak
- Red River
- Eagle Nest State Park
- The Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway
- Tierra Amarillo
- Columbine Trail
- Autumn Chairlift at Angel Fire Resort
- Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
- And More!
When you want to enjoy scenic fall colors in New Mexico, these are the best choices. You’ll discover plenty of other great fall colors and attractions along the journey.