The Colors of Fall in Idaho: Fall Viewing Guide

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The leaves are starting to change color, the weather is getting cooler, and pumpkin spice everything is back in season! That can only mean one thing – it’s time for some leaf peeping! Idaho is known for its beautiful fall colors, and there are plenty of places where you can enjoy the autumn scenery. In this blog post, we will discuss the best times and locations to view the autumn colors in Idaho. So grab your coat and get ready to see some amazing sights!

When is the best time of the year for fall colors in Idaho?

While the exact timing can vary depending on the year, generally, the best times to see fall colors in Idaho are from mid September to early November. Peak times for fall colors will be right in the middle of October. So if you’re looking to enjoy some stunning foliage, be sure to plan your trip accordingly!

Northern Idaho Leaf Peeping

As summer comes to a close and the days grow shorter, the leaves of the trees begin to change color, signaling the arrival of autumn. For many people, this is a time to enjoy cooler weather, pumpkin-flavored everything, and the changing colors of the leaves. And while there are many beautiful places to see fall colors, Northern Idaho is arguably one of the best. Here, you can find yourself surrounded by mountains, forests, and lakes, all blanketed in a thick layer of colorful leaves. The air is crisp and fresh, and the scenery is simply stunning. 

Between Lake Coeur d’Alenes breathtaking vistas & hikes, and Sandpoint, IDs sprawling hills – it’s hard to be disappointed by these colors.

Experience Idaho Fall Colors With CDA Cruises!

CDA Cruises offers one of the best ways to experience fall in North Idaho! Our lake cruises come with seasonal drinks, food, and much more! You’ll get to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise around the lake, and our experienced staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the area. We also offer a variety of other fall activities in and around the area.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family adventure, CDA Cruises is a perfect choice. If you’re interested, check out our bookings online or give us a call!

Fall Colors In Other Regions Of Idaho

While we still think North Idaho is the best place for seeing fall colors, other regions of Idaho can be very enjoyable as well. Check out the best times to visit these areas!

Eastern Idaho

The Mesa Falls Scenic Byway through Idaho is a gorgeous place to see fall foliage. Visit the Mesa Falls Visitor Center and walk down to the viewing platforms for an up-close look at the falls.

This is a very beautiful part of Idaho even when it’s not fall, and the autumn season can make it even better!

Southwest Idaho

The brilliantly orange and deep red trees add to the landscape of Boise riverbanks and surrounding parks. Thick aspens along with yellow cottonwoods fill in the gaps, while native low-growing plants and shrubs provide a crimson hue.

Boise, known as “The City of Trees,” is home to many deciduous, non-native trees. Maples and ash trees add a unique variety of colors to the area.

Experience Fall in Idaho

Enjoy all that Idaho has to offer and chase those colors!

If you’re ever in Northern Idaho, be sure to stop by CDA cruises and check out our fall foliage cruise. You’ll see some of the most amazing fall colors in the state and it’s a great way to spend an afternoon with family or friends. So if you’re looking for a state that has it all in the fall, be sure to add Idaho to your list!