Colorful Fall foliage on the Rich Mountain Road

Colorful Fall foliage on the Rich Mountain Road

Stunningly colorful Autumn leaves along the Rich Mountain Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Rich Mountain Road is a narrow one way gravel road the starts near the Methodist Church in Cades Cove and ends in Tuckaleechee Cove near Townsend Tennessee.

Cades Cove Autumn leaves in 2014

Cades Cove Autumn leaves in 2014

Cades Cove with beautiful Autumn leaves coloring the surrounding peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Small cascade on the Oconaluftee River

Small cascade on the Oconaluftee River

Small cascade on the Oconaluftee River in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during a wet spell in the park. Water levels vary in the park depending on the weather so one should always exercise caution before entering a stream or river for fishing, swimming, or crossing.

Abrams Falls with falling leaves Cades Cove

Abrams Falls with falling leaves Cades Cove

Abrams Falls with falling leaves in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a short two and a half mile hike from Cades Cove, This photo features falling leaves in the foreground,

Great Smoky Mountains Park Fall leaf color 27

Great Smoky Mountains Park Fall leaf color 27

Late fall leaf color in the high elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park 42

Great Smoky Mountains National Park 43

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a place dominated by amazing views set in some of the wettest weather in the Southeastern United States. The results can be dramatic as demonstrated by this photo!

Fall Leaves along the Oconaluftee River

Fall Leaves along the Oconaluftee River

Autumn Leaves along the Oconaluftee River during high water flow in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Little River Downstream from the Sinks

Little River Downstream from the Sinks

The Little River just Downstream from the Sinks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Sinks is a popular area due to accessibility, associated trailheads, and beautiful river views.

Autumn leaves in Great Smoky Mountains 2

Autumn leaves in the Great Smoky Mountains 2

Autumn leaves in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in a 1992 photograph by Richard Weisser.

Fall leaf color in the Great Smoky Mountains

Fall leaf color in the Great Smoky Mountains

Fall leaf color in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in a film photo taken in 2000 by Richard Weisser.

Black Bear Great Smoky Mountains 3

Black Bear Great Smoky Mountains 3

A black bear in the Cherokee Orchard section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo by Richard Weisser.

Early Fall Leaves at Clingmans Dome

Early Fall Leaves at Clingmans Dome

Early Fall Leaves at Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Due to the high elevation, Clingmans Dome is a great spot for seeing fall color early in the season!