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5 Fall Foliage Texas Road Trips To Plan Now

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2. Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Often called the “Grand Canyon of Texas,” Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the country and lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. The juxtaposition of the vibrant leaves against the rugged mountainous landscape makes Palo Duro Canyon an excellent place to visit in the autumn.

3. Caprock Canyons State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park

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Also in the Panhandle, Caprock Canyons is one of the few places in Texas where you can still see bison roaming. Caprock Canyons boasts 90 miles of hiking trails, so you’ve got lots of territory available for leaf viewing.

4. Lost Maples State Natural Area

Lost Maples State Park

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Lost Maples State Natural Area is probably one of the most popular places in the state to see the fall foliage – and for good reason. Located just two hours northwest of San Antonio, Lost Maples gives you a lot of “bang for your buck” when it comes to activities. Hiking, camping, fishing, and birding are all popular activities in this scenic park.

5. Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

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Located in the far northeast corner of the state, Lake Bob Sandlin State Park offers beautiful water and bright autumn leaves. Another popular spot for birders, visitors may even spot eagles at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park during the winter months.

The weather in the fall in Texas is some of the best of the year. Whether you set out to see fall foliage or not, you’re sure to stumble upon an Oktoberfest or another fall festival in any Texas town this time of the year. It’s a wonderful reward for our punishing summers and a great time to explore new parts of the state. To learn more about fall foliage in Texas, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.