Move over, Vermont. In fall, the red maples, yellow aspens, and green pines light up the hills in this college town, 1 1/2 hours north of Salt Lake. For epic autumn hues, try the Wind Cave hike (2 miles each way) on the northern end of Logan Canyon just outside town, with its acres of blood orange big-tooth maples. Before you go, get color updates from the Forest Service (435/755-3620).
Stay: The six-room Riter Mansion bed-and-breakfast serves apple pancakes with views of maples. From $99; theritermansion.com