Don't forget to look up! Photos by Maalikah Hartley
There is something about fall in Colorado that makes you want to rush to the high country to breathe in its beauty. Kebler Pass—which contains Colorado's largest aspen grove—is right outside the charming town of Crested Butte. The drive there will leave you speechless. After zipping through groves...
September 29 2016, 11:15 AM
Elk Meadow Park
An aspen grove showed off its golden autumn colors on a recent October morning in Evergreen's Elk Meadow Park. The versatile space has activities for all seasons and weather: It's perfect for a dayhike in mild conditions and an ideal snowshoeing location during snowy months. Looking for...
October 23 2014, 10:01 AM
Gilded Trails | Fall in Colorado’s wilderness—a brilliant display of varied yellow hues—is best viewed from the trail. Put yourself in the middle of the splendor this autumn with one (or more!) of 15 hikes, from the Front Range to Vail to Ouray.
Flooded with Love | After a year of...
September 15 2014, 11:55 AM
—Courtesy of Jason J. Hatfield
The Colorado Trail
West Maroon Trail
Bears Ears Trail #1144
Booth Creek Trail
Lou Creek Trail
It’s The Journey That Counts
If You Must Drive, Drive Here
Aspen Alley Trail
Hunter Creek Valley Loop
Where: Anywhere, Denver
What: Read this, then go outside and look around: The Centennial State is gorgeous right now. In recent years, early storms have knocked the changing leaves off the trees before they can reach their full ombre glory. This year, however, Mother Nature...
October 29 2013, 9:50 AM
After eight years of living in Denver, I finally made the four-hour drive to Crested Butte. Before you go—and you should go soon, while the leaves are still flaunting their autumn hues—I'm passing on my newfound knowledge of where to stay, eat, and play.
The Odometer: 228 miles, one-way...
October 10 2013, 1:00 PM
IF YOU GO
Ridgway is a five-and-a-half-hour drive from Denver, but the fall scenery is worth the trip.
PLAN John Fielder’s Best of Colorado details scenic drives around Ridgway. $32, rei.com
INQUIRE Call the Uncompahgre National Forest’s Ouray District Office for fall-color...
Fall leaf-peepers aren’t the first treasure hunters to head for the mountains in search of gold (and red and orange). Prospectors arrived on the Front Range in the 1800s and spread deep into the Rockies, erecting small villages they abandoned when the mines went dry. Today, remnants of these...