Explore One of Idaho’s Best Fall Foliage Displays at Palisades Reservoir

It’s that time of year again, folks!

The leaves are changing colors, sweaters are coming out of storage, and a warm campfire has never been more inviting. With fall settling in quickly, now is the time to make plans to catch Idaho’s beautiful foliage. Don’t wait on this one - these colors will be gone before you know it!

Photo: Josh Packer

Palisades Reservoir is the ideal location for a long and leisurely weekend drive. The road winds for 20 miles surrounded by the colorful mountains to one side and the water to the other.

Photo: Josh Packer

Sunrise or sunset is the best time for this fall adventure. The golden light stretching over the mountains onto the orange, red, and yellow leaves is magical.

Photo: Josh Packer

If you’re a photographer, you’ll be in heaven. There are plenty of pull-offs along the road where you can hop out to snap a few shots. Bring some snacks and a warm drink and spend a few hours taking it all in.

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Published: September 18, 2017

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