This Just Might Be The Most Beautiful Fall Hike Near Denver

If you haven’t gotten a chance to take advantage of this year’s spectacular leaf peeping season, you better hit the trail…and soon! While some of the aspens have already peaked (or are on the verge) there is still plenty of beauty to be had, especially in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. I spent the better half of last week gleefully loafing along trails under vibrant canopies of aspens and avidly searching for the best and brightest paths, and I’m happy to report that the Raccoon Trail at Golden Gate Canyon is easily the most beautiful fall hike near Denver – not to mention that the road to get there is utterly breathtaking. But the leaves are falling fast so don’t delay!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

You also want to take this gorgeous fall foliage road trip around Denver ASAP!