Beautiful fall colors along I24 near Chattanooga

Dorothy and I visited Paul and Heather in Tennessee this week and we took a drive to the Rock City Gardens. Along the way we saw some beautiful fall colors along I24 near Chattanooga.

Driving through Lookout Mountain, GA, the road that winds it’s way up the mountain is Route 58 which is also¬†Red Riding Hood Trail.

Red Riding Hood Trail
This narrow and winding section of road leads into and out of the Rock City Gardens.
beautiful trees along narrow winding road
Also known as Route 58 through Lookout Mountain, GA, this stretch crossed the Georgia and Tennessee border. Larry Shapiro photo
beautiful trees along narrow winding road
Thanks to Paul for doing the driving so that I could safely grab some photos of this beautiful road. Larry Shapiro photo

This trip, since someone else was driving, I was free to use both hands with my camera … whenever I saw something of interest. One such spot was a runaway truck ramp.

Runaway truck ramp on Interstate 24
A runaway truck ramp along a downhill section of I24 near Monteagle, TN. Larry Shapiro photo

Most of the great views involved the fall colors and the vertical rock cuts where the mountains had been opened for the highway.

Fall colors and steep rock cuts along Interstate 24
The cutaway of the mountain with the colorful foliage is beautiful here. Larry Shapiro photo
Fall colors and steep rock cuts along Interstate 24
The trees were near peak in color along this section of the highway. Larry Shapiro photo