The climate in Colorado boasts beauty and majesty year-round. Spring has beautiful, blooming flowers; summer is known for long, sunny days; and winter has majestic snowstorms. When it comes to a palette of captivating colors, Autumn steals the show. As temperatures begin to drop and the year draws to an end, quite a few regions across the United States boast an impressive display of autumn scenery and fall foliage in Colorado is no exception.
Below we’ve listed our favorite local spots to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty. Then, find out how you can experience every season in Grand County as a resident when you browse our summer and winter activities.
3 Beautiful Locations to Witness Fall Foliage in Colorado
With Rocky Mountain National Park nearby, finding a scenic drive or hiking trail lined with autumn beauty is easy! According to Play Winter Park, the Yankee Doodle trail (one of the town’s many mountain bike trails) makes for a great hike. It features plenty of fall foliage, as well as an aerial view of Winter Park and the Fraser Valley.
If you’re biking, take the King of the Rockies trail from Winter Park Resort, or the easy Creekside Flume Loop in nearby Fraser. Of course, these are just a handful of the hundreds of miles of trails worth exploring. Choose the trail that best suits you by difficulty level, type, and of course views!
Rocky Mountain National Park
An excursion to see the best fall foliage in Colorado wouldn’t be complete without a drive through the Rocky Mountain National Park on Trail Ridge Road. This is the highest paved road in the nation that offers travelers stunning views of the park and the season’s foliage. Colorado.com notes that the road reaches an elevation of 12,183 feet with eight miles reaching above 11,000 feet. If you’d like a hike that’s a bit easier on the body, check out other hikes in the Rockies that are sure to amaze you!
South of Winter Park is Kenosha Pass, a favorite place to witness Colorado fall foliage. Kenosha Pass offers visitors trail options to the East and West. Both trails boast breathtaking views of fall foliage in Colorado. Because it’s located beside the highway, you have the easiest access to take pictures or simply enjoy the view. Witness perfect, picturesque scenery by simply parking your car and stepping out!
Colorado Beauty, Year-Round in Winter Park
Tucked away in the mountains West of Denver, Winter Park is home to stunning scenery, no matter the season. But it’s not all about the views here, because there’s quite a lot happening in this beautiful mountains resort town. Some of the nation’s best skiing and mountain biking, music festivals, and more can be found in the area. The team at Real Estate of Winter Park knows just how great life is here, so why settle for a vacation when you can live here? Real Estate of Winter Park will help you find the perfect home in Winter Park and Grand County.