In the heart of the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff lies the Lockett Meadow campground. This destination, a favorite of Valley folk, allows explorers to experience an authentic autumn – with falling leaves that change color and all – while they’re dry camping. “Lockett Meadow has extensive stands of aspen, which cover the steep slopes of the San Francisco Peaks caldera and turn to solid gold during the month of October,” says Brady Smith, Coconino National Forest public affairs officer. The $18 per night campsite houses eight people and is first come, first served, no reservations. This campground offers easy access to mountain biking, hiking, nature photography and more.