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Fall color grows increasingly brilliant in the North Carolina High Country, especially at elevations higher than 4,000 feet. From this vantage point on the Blue Ridge Parkway, featuring the Linn Cove Viaduct and Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge and Top Shop, viewers can observe the stratifying effect elevation has on fall color. (Photo by Frank Ruggiero)

Although autumn is spreading throughout the Blue Ridge Parkway, the most colorful stretch can be found between Julian Price Park area (milepost 295) and Beacon Heights (milepost 305).