While pumpkin spice everything may seem like it is the most popular part of fall, the real star of the show is the changing foliage, which is best seen right here in Colorado! Are you running low on time and want to maximize your fall-time viewing? We recommend checking out Bridal Veil Falls in Colorado, which is always surrounded by the most beautiful fall foliage.

Have you had a chance to hike and explore this incredible area? Can you offer any tips to newbies who have never visited Bridal Veil Falls in Colorado? Share them (and your pictures) in the comments!

For even more must-see waterfalls around the Centennial State, check out these unbelievable Colorado waterfalls hiding in plain sight… with no hiking required. Are you looking for even more fall colors? Then you will want to take one or all of these eight picture-perfect fall day trips in Colorado.

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What are the best places for fall foliage in Colorado?


Colorado is a beautiful state in the fall when mountain views are enhanced by the changing leaves. Here are some of the best places for fall foliage in Colorado:

  • Queen Silver Gondola, Aspen, CO: A gondola ride high above Aspen Mountain is an incredible way to enjoy the fall colors. At 12,000 feet long, this gondola ride is one of the longest gondolas in North America. This gives you plenty of time to catch your breath after witnessing the beauty below you.
  • Maroon Bells, Aspen, CO: Another wonderful spot in Aspen is Maroon Bells. When the top of the mountain is bathed in golden light and reflected back in the water far below, it is simply stunning. Add to that the golden glow of aspen trees and you have one magical picture.
  • City Park, Denver, CO: If you don't have time to go on a long road trip to see fall colors in Colorado, simply head to City Park in Denver. Ferris Lake is beautifully lined with colorful trees and makes the perfect spot for a picnic or a walk around the lake.
  • Pagosa Springs, CO: In the foothills of the San Juan Mountains, you'll find an idyllic town that comes alive in the fall. What better way to enjoy the fall colors than by relaxing in the hot springs while the crisp fall air cools your skin?


For even more wonderful places to enjoy fall foliage in Colorado, check out our list of places that are even better with the changing leaves.

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