THE BEST TRIPS
The beginning can still be pretty busy in Moab but generally, the season starts to taper off at the end of October/beginning of November. I love the combination of desert and mountains in Moab, you get that beautiful desert landscape with the red rocks but the leaves still are turning colors, and you are surrounded by mountains.
Joshua Tree CA
It's no secret that I love Joshua Tree and by fall the temperatures have dropped back down into the double digits making it more bearable to camp and hang out. Joshua Tree's unique landscape is amazing with its giant boulders and unique plants.
Lake Tahoe CA/NV
The aspen trees around Tahoe start turning yellow around the end of September and early October. The air has that perfect fall crisp to it, but it's still sunny and nice enough to sit outside, especially if you're near a fire pit.
Sedona also has that perfect mountain/desert combo that I love so much. The temperatures start to drop making it perfect weather for hiking and other outdoor activities.
Yosemite is amazing in every season, but in the fall the peak tourist season is starting to wind down and you won’t face as many crazy crowds. You’ll also get some fall vibes with changing colors and a good chill in the air. If you are going to be camping be aware that you can get some rain and even snow sometimes though! So remember to bring all your cozy layers.
Sun Valley ID
So apparently America’s best-kept secret is out, and everyone now knows that Idaho is rad. There is a ton of camping, hiking, and biking to do and fall is shoulder season so you won’t have those summer crowds. Admire all the changing leaves with the backdrop of the mountains with a hot beverage in hand and you’ll be set.
Valley of Fire NV
The red rock formations in Valley of Fire state park are so cool! Valley of Fire is located out in the Nevada desert so going in the fall is perfect temperature-wise. You can make it a day trip from Las Vegas or stay a little while in one of the first come first serve campgrounds.