It's fall in Texas, meaning some of the most beautiful road trips through the state are about to become even more spectacular.
This list will show you the best road trips you need to take to embrace the spirit of fall before all of the leaves drop along with the temperature.
Garner State Park
Drive: 3 hours West of Austin
Why You Need To Go: You don't have to drive to East Texas to experience the beauty of Fall colors. Garner State Park is truly blessed to put on one of the most spectacular displays of fall foliage in the state where any photographer can capture unbelievable images.
Cooper Lake State Park
Drive: An hour and a half North East of Dallas
Why You Need To Go: You are more likely to find fall foliage by heading to East Texas, and this spot is truly one of the best. Just a short day trip from the big city of Dallas can make you feel as if you've entered a whole new world full of beautiful fall colors.
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Drive: 2 hours North West of San Antonio
Why You Need To Go: Another example of beautiful Fall colors not found in East Texas. Lost Maples provides some of the most Instagramable sites in the state. These hiking trails will are truly unlike anything you've ever seen.
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Drive: 2 hours East of Dallas
Why You Need To Go: You don't have to drive too far to experience Fall colors if you live in the Big D. Lak Bob Sandlin is definitely one of the most beautiful spots in the lone star state and it truly shows its colors during the fall season.
Daingerfield State Park
Drive: 2 and a half hours East of Dallas
Why You Need To Go: East Texas continues to provide some of the most beautiful spots for Fall colors, and Daingerfield State Park is no exception. The park shines bright with orange and yellow leaves in the fall making it something out of a dream.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Drive: 8 hours west of Dallas
Why You Need To Go: Definitely the furthest West on the list, the Guadalupe Mountains hug the border of Texas and New Mexico and put on a mountain spectacle of Fall foliage as the temperature drops. If you are willing to make the long drive, it is more than worth it.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.