Fall Colors in Minot

Autumn is here, and Minot is donning its most captivating fall colors. Explore the vibrant scenery that awaits in the Minot area.

Local Sights

A cozy fall day is perfect for leaf-peeping on a scenic walk.

Woodland Trail
Woodland Trail

Take a stroll with the whole family on this pet-friendly route, shaded by the changing leaves. Conveniently located off the 83 bypass, Woodland Trail is the ideal spot for a safe and enjoyable autumn walk, even with the little ones in tow.

Bison Plant Trail
Bison Plant Trail

Take in the fall foliage alongside dogs and kids, or on a solo adventure at the Bison Plant Trail. This remote one-loop path is suitable for hiking year-round, and the single-track cycling trails make for an exciting day of biking through the trees! Unwind on this versatile trail and take in the beauty of autumn.

Minot Outdoor Recreation Area
Minot Outdoor Recreation Area

Escape the hustle and bustle with a relaxing stroll through the Minot Outdoor Recreation Area, complete with both concrete and aggregate trails for people of all ages and abilities. With wide-open views, this trail is a lovely spot to catch a sunset or sunrise on a crisp fall day.

Explore Farther Out

Take a day trip to wildlife refuges and a rich experimental forest, all within an hour of Minot! Encounter hundreds of native and migratory species in these diverse landscapes that glow with autumn colors.

Upper Souris NWR
Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge | 30 Minutes from Minot

Hike or drive through rolling prairies, stroll along river banks, and take in breathtaking views of fall foliage at the Upper Souris Refuge. Just a short drive from Minot, this scenic area has over 35,000 acres to explore! From fishing by the river to birding and spotting wildlife, there’s always an adventure to be had.

Denbigh Experimental Forest
Denbigh Experimental Forest | 40 Minutes from Minot

A forest is a rare sight in North Dakota, which makes Denbigh Experimental Forest a unique spot to check out this fall! This lush woodland will surround you with autumn colors and is perfect for spotting over 200 species of birds, including bald eagles, and larger animals like deer, elk, and even the occasional moose-sighting.

Des Lacs NWR
Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge | 50 Minutes from Minot

You can explore a variety of habitats like grasslands, wetlands, and forests at the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge. With an abundance of diverse landscapes and hundreds of animal species, there’s always a new experience waiting for you. Grab your hiking gear and fill your travel mug with your favorite warm fall drink for a walk or drive through this gorgeous area.

There are SO many more trails to explore in Minot! Find your next outdoor adventure.

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