The days are warm and the nights are cool, so it’s the perfect time for a Southwest road trip.
All of those gorgeous camping destinations were brutally hot all summer long, but now that temperatures are starting to drop, it’s the perfect time for campfires and hiking trips in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
Before you winterize your camper this year, get in one last great camping trip to one of these 3 autumn road trip destinations.
3 of The Best Fall RV Road Trip Destinations
1: Antelope Canyon
Located on Navajo land east of the town of Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon is a stunning slot canyon with incredible views.
There are actually 2 canyons – Upper Antelope Canyon is also called The Crack, and it’s more popular for casual tourists because it’s easier to access and photograph. A little bit south of The Crack, Antelope Canyon is called The Corkscrew. The Corkscrew requires a little bit of climbing to access, and the light is more challenging for photographers, but as casual sightseers are less common there, the lower canyon is more popular for serious photographers.
Access to both the northern and southern canyons is by tour only. Private tour companies are generally Navajo owned, and tour guides regulate access when there is an increased risk of flash flooding.
2: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
The hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico is an event that draws campers and tourists from around the world each October.
The 2017 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta goes from October 7th through 15th, and RVs are welcome to camp on the festival grounds. Reserve your spot using that link.
With hundreds of bright, whimsical hot air balloons and the breathtaking New Mexico desert as a backdrop, the annual Balloon Fiesta is an event you should see at least once in your life.
If you can’t make it to this year’s event, you’ll be able to make reservations for the 2018 Balloon Fiesta in about a month.
3: Moab, Utah
Moab is known for larger than life rock arches, a desert landscape splashed with rich colors, and sprawling canyons that look like works of art.
Around Moab, you’ll find 3 national parks, beautiful mountain ranges, and locations for rafting, biking, off-roading, hiking, sightseeing, and even skydiving and ballooning.
With stunning views of the Colorado river and gorgeous camping spots, a trip to Moab should be on your fall itinerary.