Fall Season

Fall in Colorado is one of the most glorious and colorful times of year, when we race to make time for fall-foliage drives, harvest festivals and other activities that celebrate the season.

Mount Sneffels
Mount Sneffels
A corn maze at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Fly-fishing on the Gunnison River near Gunnison
Horseback riding through the aspens near Telluride
Motorcycle touring near Lake City
Denver Broncos' pregame festivities at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver
A scenic drive in the Collegiate Peaks mountain range near Salida
Eldorado State Park in Eldorado Springs
A yurt at Ridgway Lake State Park in Ridgway
Early season snow on Mount Elbert near Leadville and Twin Lakes
Rawah Wildnerness in north-central Colorado
The city of Boulder at the foot of the Front Range mountains
Horseback riding through Colorado's golden aspen leaves near Idaho Springs, CO
One of the many Grand Mesa lakes in northwest Colorado
Clear Creek History Park in Golden, Colorado
Squash at the Boulder Farmers' Market
Fishing on the Animas River in Durango
Cycling in a Highlands Ranch park
Enjoying Highlands Ranch parks

Because of our varied geography, Colorado's season often overlap and you can find yourself leaf peeping one day and golfing or skiing the next. Fall in Colorado typically runs in September and early October above 8,500 feet in elevation (that is, in the mountains), and from late September to early November below 8,500 feet.

A few trip ideas for fall:

• Drive one of our 26 scenic and historic byways
• Find a festival or event celebrating the harvest season
• Find Colorado's haunted places
• See a Broncos, Nuggets, Rapids or Avalanche game
• Listen to bugling elk in Estes Park