9 Best Fall Drives in Colorado to See Mountain Autumn Colors

The mountains nearly always have scenic drives and beautiful overlooks to stop and take in the view.

You pretty much can’t go wrong with any kind of road trip through a canyon or drive to your favorite Colorado mountain town.

Don’t forget your camera as this is one of the best fall drives you don’t want to miss grabbing a photo or two.

1. Gold Belt Fall Foliage Drive

We were so grateful for the slower pace because it allowed us to really enjoy the beautiful colors and amazing views throughout the canyon.

2. Highway 6 from Golden to Idaho Springs

You’ll be driving through the mountains, then all of a sudden, you’ll arrive on this flat plain, high in the Rocky Mountains!

3. Highway 24 west from Woodland Park to Hartsel

As you continue through Hoosier Pass, you’ll notice a significant difference between the southern (Alma) side of the pass and the northern (Breckenridge) side.

4. Hoosier Pass between Alma and Breckenridge

The Eisenhower Tunnel on Interstate 70, east of Denver, is a really fun attraction as you make your way out of the mountain towns nearby.

5. Eisenhower Tunnel on the way to Glenwood Canyon

The highway starts in Estes Park which is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, so you already know it’s going to be beautiful.

6. The Peak to Peak Highway starting in Estes Park

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