The Best Scenic Fall Road Trips in the Northwest

Autumn colors, mountain vistas, idyllic island treks and the back roads of wine country
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The forest and mountains near the brilliant blue waters of the North Cascades’ Diablo Lake come into view along a drive on the Cascade Loop

This article appears in print in the October 2018 issue, as part of the Scenic Fall Road Trips cover story. Click here to subscribe.

By Danielle Centoni, Jennifer Cunningham, Chelsea Lin, Roddy Scheer, Virginia Smyth and Niki Stojnic

From the jagged peaks of the North Cascades to the lush hills of the Willamette Valley, our region is bathed in its fall colors, with small towns and backroads waiting to be explored. Whether you head out for the day or for a long weekend, these scenic drives offer a respite from your busy life and balm for your soul

Cascade Loop
Eastern Washington
Lopez Island
Puget Sound
Thurston County
Long Beach Peninsula
Northwest Oregon

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