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PHOTO GALLERY: North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway offers colorful fall vistas




Fog settles on Price Lake as Grandfather Mountain glows in morning light while the sun rises along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. AP

Windblown trees are silhouetted against a Hunter s moon as seen along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, N.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 as autumn closes in on the North Carolina highlands. AP

Windblown trees are void of leaves while hikers use a trail at Doughton Park along the Blue Ridge Parkway as autumn closes in near Sparta, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. AP

Trees begin to show their autumn colors as tourists walk along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Linville, N.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. AP

A fallen leaf settles in the Linville River along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Linville Falls, N.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, as autumn closes in on the North Carolina highlands. AP

A motorcyclist navigates the Linn Cove Viaduct at Grandfather Mountain along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Linville, N.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, as autumn colors begin to appear at certain elevations. AP

Price Lake reflects fall foliage as the sun rises along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. AP

Freshly fallen leaves glide along Boone Fork Creek which flows along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, N.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. AP

A tourist looks out over the Blue Ridge Mountains near Boone, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, as autumn begins to blanket the highlands. AP

Fog lies in the valleys as the sun comes up along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. AP

People take in the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from atop Grandfather Mountain near Linville, N.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, as autumn arrives in the highlands. AP

A vehicle navigates the Linn Cove Viaduct along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Linville, N.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, as tourists observe the yearly display of autumn colors. AP