The Texas Hill Country is not as famous as New England for fall color, but we do have it. Like an autumn colors in Lost Maples State Natural Area near San Antonio. http://texaslesstraveled.com/autumnroadtrips.htm
Big Bend National Park, Texas One of the last American frontiers, Big Bend National Park in West Texas is just the place for whitewater rafting. In a few days, hike Emory Peak, get a glimpse of the mouth of Santa Elena or Boquillas canyon, and take a day trip rafting the Rio Grande.