Autumn Colors Road Trip

Looking for a fun, socially-distanced way to take in the season? These gorgeous views and brilliant colors are just a day-trip away!

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The season of changing colors is upon us again, and now is the perfect time to take in the sights. With the COVID-19 pandemic still in full swing, a road trip around the states to take in the beautiful views of nature – plenty far away from anyone else – is an excellent way to get out of that house you’ve been cooped up in since March. The following list is hardly comprehensive, there are hundreds of incredible sights right outside our doors. But it’s a good place to start!

Oklahoma

Talimena National Scenic Byway

From Tulsa: 2 hrs 30 mins
From OKC: 3 hrs 15 mins

Texas

Caddo Lake State Park

From Tulsa: 5 hrs
From OKC: 5 hrs 30 mins

Arkansas

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

From Tulsa: 3 hrs 30 mins
From OKC: 5 hrs

Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area

From Tulsa: 3 hrs 45 mins
From OKC: 4 hrs 45 mins

Missouri

Big Cedar Lodge

From Tulsa: 3 hrs 30 mins
From OKC: 5 hrs

All footage courtesy Big Cedar Lodge

Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail

From Tulsa: 3 hrs 30 mins
From OKC: 5 hrs

Top of the Rock

From Tulsa: 3 hrs 30 mins
From OKC: 5 hrs

Hermann

From Tulsa: 5 hrs 30 mins
From OKC: 7 hrs

Big Piney River

From Tulsa: 4 hrs 30 mins
From OKC: 6 hrs

Boone County, Highway 63

From Tulsa: 5 hrs 30 mins
From OKC: 7 hrs

Diana Bend Conservation Area

From Tulsa: 5 hrs 30 min
From OKC: 6 hrs 45 min

Greer Spring

From Tulsa: 5 hrs
From OKC: 6 hrs 30 mins

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

From Tulsa: 4 hrs
From OKC: 5 hrs 30 mins

Hartsburg

From Tulsa: 5 hrs
From OKC: 6 hrs 30 mins

Hawn State Park

From Tulsa: 6 hrs 15 mins
From OKC: 7 hrs 45 mins

Hickory Canyons Natural Area

From Tulsa: 6 hrs 15 mins
From OKC: 7 hrs 30 mins

Indian Trails Conservation Area

From Tulsa: 5 hrs
From OKC: 6 hrs 30 mins

Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park

From Tulsa: 5 hrs 45 mins
From OKC: 7 hrs 15 mins

Mark Twain Lake

From Tulsa: 6 hrs 30 mins
From OKC: 8 hrs

Mill Creek

From Tulsa: 3 hrs 30 mins
From OKC: 5 hrs

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

From Tulsa: 6 hrs
From OKC: 7 hrs 30 mins

Painted Rock Conservation Area

From Tulsa: 5 hrs
From OKC: 6 hrs 30 mins

Peck Ranch Conservation Area

From Tulsa: 5 hrs
From OKC: 6 hrs 30 mins

St. Louis County

From Tulsa: 5 hrs 30 mins
From OKC: 7 hrs

Colorado

Cherry Creek State Park

From Tulsa: 9 hrs 45 mins
From OKC: 9 hrs 30 mins

Rocky Mountain National Park

From Tulsa: 11 hrs
From OKC: 10 hrs 30 mins