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10 parks with fantastic fall color displays

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 15, 2010, 11:55 a.m.
Mount Rainier National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park, located at the northernmost point of the Cascade Range in northwest Washington, begins bursting with fall colors around August and September — the same time as other high-altitude parks (such as Denali National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park).

This park — which is home to Mount Rainier, a massive stratovolcano that reaches 14,411 feet at its summit — is a popular place to hike and climb. But be sure to do it before early October, when the park closes for the winter.