Fall is officially here! And we’re sure, like us, you too are ready to road trip your way through the many gorgeous shades of fall. Which is why we put together this list of six road trips from Calgary that turn straight-up crimson and gold oasis come fall.
Now, the thing about a road trip is that it’s just as amazing as your ride. So, we also found some fancy rides for you. And we have Turo (and their hosts) to thank for it.
The popular car-sharing marketplace is super convenient to use and can hook you up with some seriously cool cars in the city. They offer a diverse selection of cars with over 1,400 makes and models. You can even filter your search based on your needs. You can search for features like electric cars, convertibles, pet-friendly cars or cars including bike racks. Sweet, eh?
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Now that your ride is sorted, let’s get down to the list of road trips from Calgary—
Big Hill Springs Provincial Park
The Big Hill Springs trail is an easy loop to hike with many gorgeous waterfalls cascading over rocky slopes. The falls and the meandering creek are the main attraction here. But they look even more stunning set against the backdrop of the bright fall foliage.
Distance: 30 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: For a quick rip, try a Smart Car for Two.
Stroll through the forest trails of Bragg Creek Provincial Park. Picnic at the Forgot Me Not pond. Hang out by the Elbow Falls. Or hike up the Jumpingpound Summit trail. Whatever be your idea of a day trip, you’ll find yourself surrounded by fall colours all around.
Distance: 40 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: Get great gas mileage with a Toyota Corolla Cross 2022
This beautiful area could very well be called the larch-viewing capital of the province. There are plenty of trails here to explore. And no matter which trail you pick, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of emerald larches turning bright gold.
Distance: 55 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: Mazda Cx-30 2021
Banff National Park
Banff is inarguably one of the best places to be year-round. But if you’re ready to view valleys covered in a brilliant shade of gold (thanks to larches), this is the place to be. Club this with the turquoise glacial lakes here, and you have a mesmerizing, technicolour scenery.
Distance: 1 hr 25 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: Get comfy and ride in seriously style with a Tesla Model X 2021
This is a special one! Because this dino city will let you experience the fall colours taking over the trees as well as the awe-inspiring clash that is the prairie and hoodoo landscape in fall. And the best way to experience both fall beauts is to hike the Midway Provincial Park.
Distance: 1 hr 25 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: Channel some serious Jurassic Park vibes on your Drumheller journey with a Jeep Wrangler JK 2018,
Waterton Provincial Park
With thousands and thousands of larch and aspen turning yellow and orange, the park turns 50 shades of awesome come fall. Hike down Horseshoe, Wishbone or Rowe-Tamarack trail. Or stay after dark to view the star-studded night sky, courtesy of their star-friendly street lights.
Distance: 2 hr 35 mins
Turo Pick for the Ride: Get comfy & cool in a Ford Bronco Sport 2022
Ready for your fall adventure? Check out the Turo website to find yourself a fine ride. Just FYI, they do offer insurance with every booking and roadside assistance.