Damn Colorado, is it just me, or are you doing something different right now? You look really good. Is it a new haircut? Maybe you got some new clothes? Oh no, that’s right, you look absolutely amazing in the fall!
Between the blazing heat of summer, and the mercurial weather of winter, Colorado is at its best when the leaves are changing. The temperatures beginning to cool, the autumn air begins to have a bite, and you definitely start packing layers just to be safe. What better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than visiting some of the most beautiful places during the new season? Below are a few places that are wonderful for a fall escapade.
Boulder: Only 40 miles outside of Denver, Boulder is a great place to visit for fall. You can drive through Boulder Canyon up toward Nederland, or you can take a stroll west on the creek path towards the mountains. Either way, you’ll be happy.
Peak to Peak Historic Byway: The little used road between Black Hawk and Estes Park is a beautiful drive anytime of year, but especially when the colors are in abundance. To make the trip better, add a night on both ends in each town and enjoy the night life between the beautiful drives.
Aspen: Though it’s a far drive from the Front Range, Aspen is the quintessential place to see Colorado's fall. Make the drive down (which is beautiful in itself) and once the crisp mountain air kisses your face, you won’t be disappointed.