Top 7 Places in Colorado to Visit This Fall

Maroon Bells, Aspen. Photo via under Google Labeled for Reuse.

Colorado is known for its mountains, and with fall right around the corner, now is a great time to start exploring. There are lots of trees changing and a plethora activities to participate in.  Here are the top 7 places in Colorado you need to visit this fall.

Breckenridge: Located west of the Continental Divide, Breckenridge is a great ski town to visit during the fall time to see the Colorado autumn colors. Breckenridge is a favorite for locals. Matt Parker, a student at Air Academy, likes to visit Breckenridge during the fall because “there are a lot of fun activities to do.” Breckenridge offers many fall activities like Festival of Film, Fall Festival, the adventure park on the mountain, and numerous outdoor activities.

Maroon Bells: Maroon Bells is located in Aspen. You can take a public bus up to the two peaks. This is a great place to visit during the fall because there are a lot of Aspen trees to watch change color. Maroon Bells is also a great place for Autumn pictures.  You can also take the gondola up the ski mountain to overlook the surrounding town.

Pikes Peak: Pikes Peak is a fourteen-er located about 12 miles from downtown Colorado Springs. It is a great drive in the fall. Once you get to the top, you can see trees, mountains, and of course, Colorado Springs. You can reach the top of Pikes Peak by driving, or taking the cog train. Pikes Peak is a big attraction for tourists and locals.

Crested Butte: If you want to mostly see Aspen trees and their fall colors, Kebler Pass in Crested Butte is the perfect drive. You can also hike to the top of Crested Butte Mountain to get a better view of the town and the changing trees. Another attraction you can hike or drive to in Crested Butte is Emerald Lake. There are many surrounding hikes that are great in the fall because there are a lot of Aspens throughout the hikes. Crested Butte is located in Gunnison County.

Hanging Lake: Hanging Lake is a lake located about seven miles east of Glenwood Springs. The trail is approximately 1.2 miles and very easy. The lake at the end is known for its blue water and scenery. This attraction usually has some tourists, but it’s a must for locals, too!

Copper Mountain: Copper is aski resort that is great to visit during the fall time. The mountains are covered in Aspen trees that are changing colors. Many people love to see the mountain views like Peter Steigerwald, who said Copper is his favorite place to see the “scenic” views. Copper Mountain is located in Summit County.

Telluride: Telluride is located in the southwestern part of Colorado. Telluride is also a ski town, but there is a lot more to see, such as Bridal Veil Falls. Bridal Veil Falls is a set of waterfalls that you can bike or hike to that are approximately 365 feet long. Bridal Veil Falls is for anyone who wants an enjoyable hike with a great view at the end. Telluride also has many other events and activities to participate in. You can walk around the town and visit some of the arts and culture. Telluride also has many photography festivals in town during the fall.