Plus: Asheville Travel Packages, Weekly Color Reports & The Science Behind Fall Color

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 10, 2014)—Landscape in red: Biologists and weather experts report that fall color forecast factors may align for an electric pop of red foliage amid the Blue Ridge Mountain autumnal spectrum.

Why is red, in particular, such a big deal? 3D technology, satellite flyovers and time lapse photography at illuminate this fall science mystery and others-with practical tools for planning a fall vacation including weekly color reports, top scenic drives/hikes, North Carolina autumn leaf guides and new fall travel packages.

Click here to read the full fall forecast on our blog.



Located along the Blue Ridge Parkway and just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Asheville area is steeped in natural history and fall adventure. With elevations that range from 1,500 feet in the valleys to 6,684 feet at Mount Mitchell (the highest peak east of the Mississippi River), the Blue Ridge Mountains has more than 100 deciduous (leaf-shedding) tree species. Peaking fall colors vary with elevation from late September through early November. Fall travel info at