What Fall in Colorado is Really Like

Fall in Colorado is our absolute favorite season. It’s that special time of year when the trees change and leaves turn bright colors. But you have to move fast if you want to see the fall foliage in Colorado. 

As locals, we have found the best ways to view the colors changing and how to get that perfect shot. Here are the best things to do to enjoy Colorado in the fall.

Every autumn, the awesome people at Colorado Jeep Tour host a Gold Belt Fall Foliage Tour that starts in Canon City.

1. Colorado Jeep tours

From there you are taking through peaks and valleys into historic gold mining towns like Victor and Cripple Creek.

Fall mountain drives are a quintessential way to enjoy Colorado in the fall. The mountains offer winding roads, scenic drives, gorgeous overlooks, and vibrant valleys.

2. Mountain drives

Some of the fall activities we enjoy include Elk Fest in Estes Park, the Botanic Gardens Pumpkin Festival, and the Palisade Peach Festival.

3. Fall festivals

The most popular ghost towns in Colorado are Dearfield, Saint Elmo, Independence, and Teller City. Many of these old sites are haunted and are available for exploring hiking, and even ghost tours.

4. Haunted ghost towns

Speaking of going for a hike, Colorado has unlimited options for fall hikes and picturesque trails to take photos.  For beginners, we recommend hiking Rainbow Gulch near Woodland Park. 

5. Fall hikes

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