ALTON, Ill. – Fall is officially here. It’s a beautiful start to the new season. So many things to look forward to, like cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and of course the change in the colors. A popular spot to view the beautiful colors is along the Great River Road in Illinois.
There are 33 miles of beautiful colors to see this season along this stretch, located just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis. Experts in the field say that during the year, leaves are filled with chlorophyll but as trees go dormant for winter, they turn off that chlorophyll and that’s how we get the change in colors.