My wife and I are visiting the US and will be free to travel between the 15th and 25th of October, and we would like to go to a national park to try and catch the fall colors. We both love hiking/trekking and I am a photographer. Our initial idea was to visit Mount Rainier National Park, but I have been reading that it can become a little difficult in October due to weather and low visibility of the mountain.
Please can you suggest some other beautiful options? Also - we may or may not be able to rent a car while we are there, so it would be nice to have a few options that are easily accessible and have lodging and shuttle services within the park too. We did Yosemite at the end of winter earlier this year, and it was brilliant!
Thank you so much in advance! :)