The Best Times And Places To View Fall Foliage In Colorado

It’s fall, y’all! Okay, I know the fall equinox doesn’t technically begin until September 23rd (and that Coloradans should never EVER use the term y’all), but Labor Day has come and gone, which means it is essentially here! To celebrate this momentous occasion, let us break out our scarves and PSLs and scope out when to see fall colors in Colorado.

Discover even more Colorado fall foliage by checking out our previous article: You Must Visit These 15 Awesome Places In Colorado This Fall.

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When To See Fall Colors In Colorado

August 28, 2019

What is there to do in Colorado in the fall?

Fall is the perfect time to go apple picking. Venture to Ya Ya Farm and Orchard in Longmont for a full day of excitement. This historic place is over 100 years old, and they offer thrilling hayrides and fall treats. Be sure to get an apple cider donut! Nothing screams ‘fall’ quite like this tasty treat. It’s the perfect recipe for autumn fun. If you loved this idea, you should also take a day trip to Anderson Farms in Erie. This is the oldest pumpkin patch and corn maze in the state, and it’s pure bliss. Around Halloween, Anderson Farms hosts spooky themed events. No matter what you’re into, you’ll find something to pique your interest in Colorado.

Where can I see the best fall foliage in Colorado?

To really experience Colorado’s breathtaking fall colors, venture to Rocky Mountain National Park. As you hike along the peaceful paths, you’ll be greeted with spectacular forest views. You’ll also see gorgeous colors along Kebler Pass in Gunnison. If you’re interested in photography, you’ll come home with hundreds of spectacular shots. The San Juan Mountains also glisten with vibrant colors this time of year. Pack a light jacket and enjoy the crisp autumn air. There’s nothing quite as wonderful as Colorado in fall.

Why should I visit Colorado in the fall?

Autumn is the most magical season in Colorado. The weather is crisp and the fall treats are delicious. In addition to the wonderful nature excursions, Colorado is home to exciting pumpkin patches and apple orchards. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy one of Colorado’s exciting harvest festivals. The downtown Boulder Fall Fest is always lively, and Denver’s Oktoberfest is full of festive atmosphere.