Warm weather has continued into early autumn, albeit with more rainfall. Unfortunately for West Coast leaf peepers, hopes for brilliant fall foliage this year were likely squashed with a continued and severe drought.
When to Go: The peak of the season in the Western region typically occurs from mid- to late October. However, this year, many areas may peak closer to mid-October because of drought and a hot summer. For the foliage in the Rockies, plan a trip a little bit earlier in October or even early September for the highest elevations.