Have you noticed the weather shifting to slightly cooler mornings? So have we. And we’re stoked! Fall is our favorite; and fall means FALL COLOR RUN!
Join us October 23-25 as we soak in the beautiful, brilliant colors of fall along the backroads and byways of the South with great friends, great food, and camp fires. This year on our 5th Annual Fall Color Run, we’ll return to the gorgeous backdrop of the Cherokee & Nantahala Forests as we guide you through an unforgettable weekend that puts the brilliant beauty of fall color on display. So pack your camping gear and cameras, fuel up your rig, and lets #GOXPLOR!
Registration + Payment includes:
VEHICLE/DRIVER: ($97.44 each)
- Vehicle & Driver Registration
- 1 custom event-specific velcro-backed patch.
- Vehicle-based guide service operated by team members of the Peach State Overland.
- Plenty of “leaf-peeping” and waterfall viewing opportunities.
- 2 nights of camping (max: 2 tents per camp site).
PASSENGERS: ($30 each)
- Passenger Registration
Optional ADD-ONS: ($ varies)
- Extra Patches (while supplies last): $15 each
- Handheld Radio Rental: $20
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the Peach State Overland Fall Color Ride about?
The Fall Color Ride is a vehicle-based adventure through backroads and byways that includes photo opportunities of breathtaking overlooks, waterfalls, and backcountry scenery. You bring your vehicle and camping gear, and we guide you through the weekend.
Where is it, and what’s the itinerary?
Basecamp for the weekend is located in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, about 2.5 hours north of Atlanta. Guests are free to arrive as their schedule allows/permits on Friday, October 23rd between 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM, although we encourage getting there earlier so you can unwind and get to know your fellow overlanders. Saturday includes up to 3 sections of riding. Section 1 is entirely pavement, Section 2 is off-pavement, with little-to-no difficulty, and Section 3 is moderate off-pavement terrain with a couple of technical sections. We’ll also stop to enjoy a few waterfalls if time allows, and take in the majestic scenery. Sunday includes 1 section of riding that is about 50% off-pavement, and 50% pavement, and our weekend will conclude early-afternoon in North GA. A detailed itinerary, complete with waypoints, packing info, etc., will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the weekend.
I’ve never been overlanding before; should I sign up?
Yes, we love introducing new people to overlanding. Just think of it as a weekend road trip, mixed in with some glamping, good friends, good food, camp fires, and an experience that you’ll never forget. Trips like the Fall Color Ride are perfect opportunities to dip your toe in the “overlanding” pond.
Do I need to have 4WD experience?
No, we’ll help walk you through your time with us. Guests with very little or no off road driving experience should expect to leave feeling confident in their new skill set.
Can I drive a stock 4WD vehicle?
Yes, we encourage stock rigs. These trips should be the testing ground for discovering a need for equipment or testing what you already have. If you have a specific question about whether your vehicle is capable of handling the terrain for this event, please contact us directly before registering.
My vehicle is AWD, is that the same thing?
No. AWD is not the same as 4WD. We highly encourage true, 4-Lo equipped vehicles over AWD vehicles for offroad and overland applications. While AWD technology has vastly improved and is quite impressive in on-road applications, it often suffers and/or becomes a liability off road. If you have a specific question about whether your vehicle is capable of handling the terrain for this event, please contact us directly before registering.
I have a full-size truck, will it fit?
Sure, it’ll fit and based on your vehicle’s width you might leave with some bumps and bruises. Most of the trails on this ride are more wide open than our other events and expeditions, but there are a few tighter spots where tree limbs are likely to rub against the side of your vehicle.
What about trailers; can I pull a trailer on this trip?
Trailers are fine for camping. We will be camping in the same spot Friday and Saturday evening, so you will have the ability to unhook your trailer and go. Please note; trailers will NOT be allowed to be towed during the driving segments of the Fall Color Run on Saturday.
Is there power available at camp?
Not this year. Sorry. But we will have access to indoor restrooms and showers.
What do I need to pack?
We’ve got you covered. Each guest will receive a comprehensive packing list prior to the trip and coupon codes to shop with our industry partners if there’s something they need.
Are my passengers free?
No. We put much thought into this, and ultimately decided the best way to keep the cost of this event as low as possible, while being fair to all participants, is to charge a per-person rate for each passenger.
What about Kids? And Pets?
This is absolutely a family-friendly, pet-friendly atmosphere and event. We only ask that pets be leashed, and kids too… if necessary. 😉 Please note, if workshops are offered during any of our events, we do restrict the mini-courses to participants ages 10 & up; children ages 9 and under will not be permitted in the mini-courses for safety.
What’s the Cancellation Policy?
Cancellations received before 11:59 PM on Friday, October 15, 2020 will be refunded 50%. Cancellations received after 11:59 PM on Friday, October 15, 2020 will not be refunded.
Peach State Overland is an adventure travel team and overland/off road trail guide service operated by GOXPLOR Outdoors, LLC. Since 2014, they have produced 20+ YouTube episodes documenting their adventures, including their 2016 expedition #PSO2Moab, their 2017 expedition #PSO2OBX, the 1st Annual Red Clay Rally, their annual #PSO2CureALS Charity Rides, and most recently their #PSO2Nova series. They’ve logged over 50,000 miles of adventures combined, across the United States and Canada.