“Leaf peeping season” has arrived. Where are the best places to go to view Colorado’s colorful aspens?
For suggestions on Colorado’s most colorful state parks, visit Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s Fall Colors page. Here you can find suggestions not only for where to go, but how – whether you prefer a car trip, camping, hiking, biking, horseback, or a fall-themed outdoor event. Or view their publication Rush to the Gold: 8 Recommended Fall Trips in Colorado State Parks. Find the State Park nearest you with CPW’s Park Finder map. And don’t forget, you can check out a parks pass from your library.
Colorado scenic byways are another great way to view fall colors. The byways program highlights some of the most scenic drives in our state. See the Colorado Tourism Office’s list of 5 Color-Drenched Colorado Scenic Byways. If you still need more ideas, check out these additional articles from the Colorado Tourism Office for suggestions:
- 4 Fall-Foliage Drives in Colorado
- 5 Fall Bike Rides in Colorado
- 9 Favorite Fall Dog Hikes
- 10 Places to See Colorado’s Fall Color
- Aspen Viewing: Drives to See Fall Leaves in Colorado
- Fall in Colorado: Go for the Gold
- Fall Festivals & Fall Drives: Perfect Colorado Pair
- Ways to Explore Colorado’s Fall Colors
When‘s the best time to go leaf peeping? See the Colorado State Forest Service’s Planning Your Fall Foliage Experience website for viewing tips and how to pick the peak week to go.