Spectacular Fall Views

This blog post was published on October 8, 2014 and may contain outdated information.

Be sure to leave time to catch some spectacular views on your next trip to Wisconsin Dells. Autumn is the perfect time of year to take advantage of the beautiful Wisconsin Dells vistas and see what helps make the Dells famous. From state park trails to the free downtown River Walk, you’ll have no problem finding a great view of the fiery fall colors!

If you are looking to stay close to the downtown Dells area, the River Walk is the perfect spot to soak up the crisp air and breathtaking views. The paved trail is easy-going, great for all ages, is handicap accessible, and winds 1/4-mile along the unique Wisconsin Dells scenery. Benches are sprinkled throughout the stroll and provide the perfect place to sit and watch the world pass by. For directions to the River Walk, click here.

If you only have a couple minutes to spare, Cambrian Overlook is a great place to park the car and snap a couple of photos. Located just a short drive from the downtown area, the Cambrian overlook has a paved parking lot, fantastic view of the Wisconsin River, and a trail that leads to a beach below. For directions to the Cambrian Overlook, click here.

Witches Gulch

Witches Gulch Boardwalk in Wisconsin Dells

If your goal is to get some great photos of fall colors, Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area is the place for you! Located just a short distance from downtown Wisconsin Dells, the Dells of the Wisconsin River is packed with an array of vibrant colors. For directions to the Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area, click here.


Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area

If you’re a proud owner of a Wisconsin State Park Pass, Devil’s Lake State Park, Mirror Lake State Park and Rocky Arbor State Park are great spots to view the fall colors! Each park is just a short drive from the Dells and provides unique vistas with some fantastic photo opportunities.

Devil’s Lake State Park has 29 miles of hiking trails for all skill levels and has spectacular overlook views that will have you in awe. The stunning sugar maples litter the surrounding landscape and paint the treetops in vibrant reds, brilliant oranges and bright yellows. Devil’s Lake State Park is also home to 4 different state natural areas. The state’s first natural area, Parfrey’s Glen (in the southeast corner of the park), is known for its unique plants, animals and geology. If you are looking for more of an advanced hike, the park’s east bluff provides a breath-taking view of the surrounding hills and valleys. For directions to Devil’s Lake State Park, click here.

Mirror Lake State Park is another great option for free, fall views. Conveniently located just off Interstate 90-94, and just 3 miles from Wisconsin Dells, Mirror Lake State Park has 19 miles of hiking trails in a variety of difficulties. For directions to Mirror Lake State Park, click here.

Another local park to access with your state park pass is Rocky Arbor State Park. Rocky Arbor State Park is the perfect fall destination! The brilliant canopy colors are the perfect backdrop for the beautiful rocky cliffs. The 1.5 mile self-guided hike is a great afternoon escape. For directions to Rocky Arbor State Park, click here.

If you are looking for yet another way to view the fall colors, hop on a Dells Boat or Duck Tour! The tours allow you to see the best of Wisconsin Dells fall colors from a comfy seat on the Wisconsin River! The Upper Dells Boat Tour stops at Witches Gulch. The gulch is known for its towering, mossy covered cliffs. You’ll feel as if you’d been transported to another world on the wood-planked boardwalk. As a part of the boat tour, you’ll stop at Witches Gulch to explore!

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