The Best Fall Trips for the Active Set

Get under the changing leaves—and hike or bike or horseback ride—with these, our six favorite fall-centric package trips.
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Colorful aspen trees in fall, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Colorful aspen trees in fall, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming  (Eastcott Momatiuk/Photodisc/Getty)
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Pretty much all of New England and the Rockies explode in brilliant colors each fall, and Adventure Finder has loads of great trips in each region.
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Exercise your love of the outdoors in the brisk autumn air, under the falling leaves, with these utterly fantastic package trips.

Hike in New Hampshire’s White Mountains
Enjoy five days of daily guided nature hikes and walks, daily stretching or yoga programs, evening programs, daily social time, delicious meals, a 25-minute massage, access to the LL Bean gear room, and more. 

Bike Through Vermont’s Champlain Valley
Lake Champlain, the sixth largest body of freshwater in the United States, extends between New York’s Adirondack Mountains and the Green Mountains of Vermont. A relaxing backdrop coupled with scenic farmlands, sparsely traveled roads, and historic points of interest make this a cycling nirvana. Join Classic Adventures on this six-day, five-night adventure.

Hike (Part of) the Appalachian Trail
Perfect fall foliage and idyllic nature await on this iconic trail. Join Grand American Adventures for nine days in the backcountry, deep into pristine valleys, peaks, and thick forests.

Saddle Up at the Black Mountain Ranch
Get in touch with your inner cowboy under the golden glow of the changing Aspens by visiting this working guest ranch located between Vail and Steamboat Springs in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The weeklong stay includes lodging, all meals, unlimited horseback riding, an overnight pack trip, a longhorn cattle drive, whitewater rafting, fly and spin fishing, rifle and trap shooting, archery, and a trip to a local rodeo.

Hiking and Yoga in Vermont’s Green Mountains
Hike to get the heart racing, then use yoga to come to peace with it all while bathing under the autmn glow of Vermont’s famed Green Mountains. All this with the help of the sage guides at Appalachian Trail Adventures in a multi-day package.

Grand Teton & Yellowstone Multisport
Join The World Outdoors for a six-day adventure in two of the country’s best national parks under the golden glow of autumn.  You’ll bike, hike, climb, and raft while witnessing waterfalls, geysers, buffalo, and the iconic peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

Published: 11 Sep 2012 | Last Updated: 13 Sep 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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