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55 Gorgeous Autumn Photos Taken by Budget Travelers

Leaf-peeping season is the most colorful time of the year: From the vibrant reds and oranges of New England to the bright yellow aspens of Colorado, not to mention pumpkin patches and more, here are your best photos of nature's incredible autumn finery. Above, "A view of Stanley Park in Vancouver."

"Pumpkins are the epitome of fall. This patch is in rural Ohio."

"Fall leaves with frost."

"Autumn in the mountains."

"Homeowners really get in the spirit in Vermont and pumpkins are everywhere. Here are some set out right in front of the colors waiting to be photographed."

"A balloon ride in upstate New York during the fall, a present to our 78-year-old mother from her list of things to do."

"Haddon Lake in Audubon, New Jersey."

"Foliage in Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Westchester County, New York."

"Autumn in Ann Arbor, Michigan."

"Autumn stream in Great Smoky Mountains National Park."

"Moon over Mt. Hood."

"Fog lifting over Stowe, Vermont."

"Picture taken on Sandia Crest just east of Albuquerque, New Mexico."

"Autumn color in Zion National Park, Utah."

"Aspens near Vail, Colorado."

"Early Snow on Mt. Timpanogos in Utah."

"Vivid fall colors."

"We rode the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad that runs from Chama, New Mexico, to San Antonito, Colorado, and were treated to incredible vistas with golden Aspens adding lots of color to the green pine trees."

"Polo ponies near Lake Placid, New York."

"Ranches in the Flat Tops Wilderness of Colorado."

"A hike to Opal Lake, near Pagosa Springs, Colorado."

"Twin ponies near Northfield Falls, Vermont."

"Fall Color near Cedar City, Utah."

"Lady B's autumn walk."

"Mt. Rushmore with fall colors. A truly patriotic place."

"A little creek on the edge of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania."

"Autumn in New York City."

"A beautiful fall day at Pillings Pond, near Lynnfield, Mass."

"The Old Crystal Mill near Marble, Colorado."

"This was taken at the Pagoda Garden at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington."

"On a beautiful day at Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, New Hampshire, as I was waiting to cross the street, I noticed this antique car—an amazing photo opportunity."

"This photo was taken at Cumberland Falls State Park, a beautiful place in the fall with some great hiking and various waterfalls."

"A barn in Pine Creek Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania."

"Fall in upstate New York. Apple picking at a local apple orchard and a beautiful fall reflection."

"Reflections of autumn, shot with a Samsung camera."

"Fall decorations on the property of Big Cedar Resort, a few miles south of Branson, Missouri, on Table Rock Lake."

"I couldn't resist on pulling off to the side of the road to take in the beautiful colors of the vineyards in Sonoma, Calif.

"An aerial shot of New London, New Hampshire."

"Connecticut in October."

"Golden oak leaves in Colorado."

"On the pass toward Crested Butte, Colo., a colorful carpet of color unfolded in our view."

"Foliage at Blue Lake, near Birmingham, Ala."

"On a rainy day in Brookside Park, near Pittsburgh, the surroundings looked just like a painting of autumn!"

"Fall colors at the Hillwood Museum in Washington, D.C."

"Fall in the Rockies."

"Beautiful fall color in New Mexico, set against a colorful canyon."

"Waterfall in Marlboro, New York."

"Photo taken along the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of our favorite fall excursions."

"Llama ranch near Durango, Colorado."

"Pumpkin alley."

"Snowman in the fall, Wiscasset, Maine."

"Aspens near Vail, Colorado."

"Fall in New York City."

"Church near Mountain Lake, Virginia."

"On Halloween night, I shot this juxtaposed photo of a lighted pumpkin with the setting sun on the desert horizon."

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