30 Great Midwest Spots to See Fall Color
South Dakota: Spearfish Canyon
The 20-mile drive through Spearfish Canyon on US-14A winds along Spearfish Creek past cliffs up to 1,000 feet tall. The Black Hills harmonic convergence of rock, water and woods has long lured visitors; it so impressed architect Frank Lloyd Wright that he declared it better even than the Grand Canyon. Fall finds the canyon at its scenic peak, with spruce and ponderosa pines forming a dark green backdrop to the radiant golden leaves of stands of aspen and birch.