fall colors in Blue Ridge Parkway

Feb 11th, 2019, 12:28 PM
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fall colors in Blue Ridge Parkway

I am in the early stages of planning a trip to Asheville, N.C. and am wondering when peak colors are at elevations 4,000 and 5,000 feet, which to my understanding
in most of the Blue Ridge Parkway. I know it can be unpredictable due to many climate factors. I will be flying in from Colorado so would like to
get close to a fall color window of time.
Thank you!
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Feb 11th, 2019, 04:08 PM
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This site gives the 2018 times:

https://www.visitroanokeva.com/blog/...oliage-leaves/

Next year could be off a week or so, but it's usually nice for a couple of weeks anyway.
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Feb 12th, 2019, 05:04 AM
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Mid-October is usually the good time.
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Feb 12th, 2019, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Gretchen View Post
Mid-October is usually the good time.
I guess "mid" means the 3rd week or Oct. 14-19. I know our aspens do a dramatic change after the first frost. Was wanting to visit
Oct. 22-25 in the Asheville area. Do you think that is too late? Thank you.
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Feb 12th, 2019, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by emalloy View Post
This site gives the 2018 times:

https://www.visitroanokeva.com/blog/...oliage-leaves/

Next year could be off a week or so, but it's usually nice for a couple of weeks anyway.
Your website was great and gave me some insight into predicting peak colors for 2019. Thank you!
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Feb 13th, 2019, 04:45 AM
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Your timing should be pretty good. As someone said, it lasts for a while and it also depends on the amount of rain we get through the season. It is a bit different from the aspens--more different kinds of trees and colors. LOVE the aspens.
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