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While many parks in the northwestern part of the U.S

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begin closing down facilities and roads as early as September, there are still numerous national parks you can visit in October, and beyond. Some of the most iconic parks remain open, and burst into color in the fall. The best national parks to visit in October are either in the Southwest or in the East. Prerequisites are pristine forests and, preferably, hilly or mountainous terrain. Canyons and deep glacial valleys work, too, as we’ll see below. This is because parks with a variety of vegetation and large elevation differences will have the longest period of fall foliage. The first signs...

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