Fall colors in the Southwest
Often hailed as Arizona's capital of autumn, Flagstaff is a leaf peeper's paradise. To experience the season at its most exhilarating visitors flock to the trails around 8,000 feet elevation; where large stands of aspen trees steal the show with their quaking leaves glowing like liquid sunshine.
Grand Canyon Autumn
The North road into Grand Canyon, across the fields there are stands of aspen in peak autumn
Zion, Utah's First National Park. Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion's unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history ..
Red Maple Autumn
Walking up a dry creek bed in fall I found a beautiful sight looking up through the sun to see red maple leaves intertwined with yellow aspen leaves, what a sight. I had parked while driving down Oak Creek Canyon to Sadona, Arizona, and by going through brush and over round creek rock up the hillside I was reworded with this Panorama of fall. Two colors makes a better fall photo than one .
San Francisco Peaks
The San Francisco Peaks are a volcanic mountain range in north central Arizona, just north of Flagstaff and a remnant of the former San Francisco Mountain. The highest summit in the range, Humphreys Peak, is the highest point in the state of Arizona at 12,633 feet (3,851 m) in elevation. The San Francisco Peaks are the remains of an eroded stratovolcano. An aquifer within the caldera supplies much of Flagstaff's water while the mountain itself is in the Coconino National Forest, a popular recreation site. The Arizona Snowbowl ski area is on the western slopes of Humphreys Peak, and has been the subject of major controversy involving several tribes and environmental groups