18 September, 2018

5 Best places to see Fall colors in Colorado #ColoradoFallGuide

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The best season to travel in the USA is the Fall. The weather is not too cool but pleasant. The nature changes it colors to beautiful yellows and oranges. You can see decorated and carved pumpkins outside the houses and a few spooky decorations getting ready for Halloween.

Colorado being a beautiful mountain region, we can see a vast landscape from mountains filled with orange and yellows. As per an update on Sep 15th, leaves started changing colors in Aspen and Rocky mountain national park already. I think peak color might be coming weekend 22nd or next weekend 29th. But, you never know! Read some reviews of the place before planning a trip. 

5 Best Places to see fall colors in Colorado

Here is a list of 5 places, in my opinion, are worth a visit this fall season. We are experiencing an early fall this year in Colorado.

Kenosha Pass:

Kenosha Pass, which is 2 hrs drive from Colorado Springs has the largest Aspen grooves in the state. At a starting Elevation of 10,000 ft, Kenosha pass offers breathtaking views of beautiful Aspen leaves in the Fall. There are different trails from easy to moderate levels. 

Aspen :

Aspen is a beautiful mountain town which is the best place to visit during fall. Ride Gondola or chairlift to enjoy the scenic beauty from the top. Visit Maroon bells and watch the stunning scenery with perfect orange hues. I suggest you drive to Aspen through Independence pass and twin lakes which offer breathtaking views of colorful trees. 

Here is my Itinerary of Aspen, Maroon bells and Independence Pass. 

Maroon bells
On the way to Maroon Bells
Rocky Mountain National Park:

As per the update from the park on Sep 15th, leaves already started turning yellow. Check their facebook page for the latest updates on color change.

The rocky mountain national park is good to visit in all seasons except winter when it might get closed sometimes. Trail ridge road, Old Fall River Road, hike to Bear Lake etc., offer great views of orange and yellow leaves. Hidden Valley, Twin sisters trailhead and Glacier Gorge trail to Alberta falls are some of the popular trails during the fall season. Read my Day 1 and Day 2 itinerary of Rocky mountains. 

Million Dollar Highway :

The drive on US highway 550 from Ouray in San Juan mountains is a lifetime experience. This highway is known as Million dollar highway which goes to Silverton which offers beautiful views of Aspen trees on the way. This road leads to Pagosa Springs and Durango and the drive will have numerous stops to stop and take snaps.

Colorado Fall guide

Peak to Peak Scenic Byway:

Peak to Peak scenic byway from Estes Park to Nederland through clear creek canyon is one more gem to visit fall colors. There are many Aspen trees, ghost towns and gold mine towns on the way. This 3-hour drive from Estes Park is one of Colorado's oldest scenic byway. 

Even though I mentioned only 5 places in this post, there are a lot of good places to visit in Fall like Steamboat Lake state park in Steamboat Springs, Mueller state park, Cottonwood Pass near Buena Vista, Washington Gulch near Crested Butte, Grand Mesa national forest etc.,

I hope, you liked my post and wish you all enjoy a great scenic drive during this fall season. Happy Traveling folks :-)

Until next time,

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