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GO: TOP 5 Autumn Colors Roads Readers’ Choice Picks

October 2, 2013
You can find autumn colors all across Texas, if you know where to look.

You can find autumn colors all across Texas, if you know where to look. Photo by Valerie Asensio

The temperatures are finally cooling down. It’s time to dust off your jacket and go forth on some great autumn rides.  For 10 years, we published an annual BEST IN TEXAS edition where we polled readers for their favorites. One year, we asked readers to vote for their favorite roads for autumn colors, and this is what they told us.

And, to wrap it all up, the fine folks at the Tyler CVB have published a nice East Texas Fall Foliage tour.  You’ll find it at the end of this article. Good stuff!

Top 5

These five roads were voted to our BEST IN TEXAS Readers’ Choice Awards TOP 5 Roads for Autumn Color. Give them a ride and see if you agree.

 


 

FM 337 Hill Country Region: Medina to Camp Wood

 


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FM 187 Hill Country Region: Utopia to TX 39

 

 


 

FM 4 Prairies & Lakes/Panhandle Plains Regions: Graford to Lipan

 

 


 

Talimena Scenic Drive: Talihina, Oklahoma to  Mena, Arkansas

 

 


 

 FM 373 Prairies & Lakes Region: Muenster to Rosston

 

 

East Texas Foliage Tour

Not on the Top 5 list, but a good set of roads all the same in the Piney Woods Region, check out this Tyler/Henderson/Winnsboro Area Fall Foliage Tour.

 

 

When is the best time to go?

The best advice is to call ahead to the local CVBs or Chambers of Commerce to check on the current status of the colors.  Many municipalities in the fall colors areas offer telephone hotlines with fall color updates.

Texas Parks and Wildlife foliage report updated regularly here or call (800) 791-1112.
US Forest Service Fall Colors Hotline (800)354-4595

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