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Since California’s summers are hot, hot, and hot, Death Valley National Park is an even hotter commodity in the fall and winter. Some must-sees are the sunrise at Zabriskie Point and exploring the badlands at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.
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Suppose you’re looking for a more adventurous trip; head over to the east coast to witness the vibrant fall colors that peak in mid-October. Arcadia National Park is known for its incredible views, especially along the 3.3-mile Jordan Pond Path.
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Rocky Mountain National Park offers breathtaking fall foliage and incredible wildlife like elk, moose, black bears, and even bighorn sheep. The Alpine Visitor Center is a go-to for scenic views, and you can also sign up for a horseback ride to observe the wilderness trails and wildlife up-close.
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Another sweltering location in the summertime, Arches National Park is best explored during the peak of fall. The park features more than 2,000 natural stone arches and a unique sandstone formation that offers incredible sunrise and sunset views.
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One of the most beautiful national parks in the country, Grand Teton offers gorgeous colors, majestic mountains, and vast wildlife. Some of the park’s highlights include hiking along the Christian Pond loop and settling for a picnic beside String Lake.
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