The changing of seasons is in full swing and you don’t wanna miss the best spots to see Fall colors this year! Mid-September through mid-November is the best time to watch the beautiful aspens turn to gold. There are plenty of destinations for a day trip with friends or family, so here are three day trips to check out Colorado’s changing colors!
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is an obvious destination for great scenery. Plus, you can drive through the majority of the park, which makes it a great option for young kids or older adults that may not be able to hike for long distances. Take a trip to Bear Lake or Mills Lake to find gorgeous aspen groves and breathtaking views overlooking the lush landscape. Any trail within the park is bound to make for a phenomenal photo opportunity.
If you are looking for a spot a bit closer to home, head to Lake Dillon, Frisco and Silverthorne. Just a little more than an hour’s drive from Denver, Lake Dillon is sure to stun your senses with a beautiful array of gold! If you’re more of an adventure-seeker, bring your bike for the 18-mile bike path that wraps around the entire lake, showing off mountain and fall views everywhere you look.
If you’d rather take a less strenuous tour of the Fall colors, hop on the Georgetown Loop Railroad, only an hour from Denver. The classic steam locomotive will take you through the towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume with spectacular aspen groves in each direction. If you’ve never been on the train, it’s a must-do activity for the whole family. You can sit in an outside car, or have the VIP treatment with an enclosed car complete with wait staff and climate control!
If a day trip won’t work with your schedule, you can always stay close to town! Washington Park and City Park are home to lakes, gardens, and trails sure to fulfill your Autumn wish list with plenty of changing colors and beautiful views!
It is hard to beat the Colorado Fall. With the gorgeous aspens lining our mountains and foothills, how could you live anywhere else? Stay tuned for more on Colorado’s Fall Festivals and let us know of your favorite spots to catch the Fall colors!