Colorado Mountain Towns With The Best Fall Leaves

Going For A Mountain Drive

With mountains and so much nature around, the fall colors in Colorado are spectacular. Here are a few places where you can admire the brilliance of the golden-copper leaves.

  • Grand Lake

Grand Lake is a small town that sits at an elevation of more than 2,500 m, being a gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. The fall scenery is amazing on the shores of Grand Lake, with so many trees and earthy colors, as well as the sound of elks during their mating season. If you are lucky enough, you might be able to see them.

  • Breckenridge

Although Breckenridge is rather known as one of the prettiest Christmas town in the state, it looks fantastic in autumn as well. It is located at an elevation of almost 3.000 m and fall leaf-seekers have the chance to see spectacular surrounding hill sides covered with aspens, as well as take a ride to Boreas Pass Road and discover numerous other splendid views looking down on the town.

  • Crested Butte

Crested Butte is another picturesque little mountain town in Colorado, situated at an elevation of more than 2.700 m. The mountainous landscape delivers great views during every season, but autumn is particularly beautiful here. Actually, Crested Butte has been voted as one of the best places to visit and experience in the fall season.  If you are new to Colorado, be sure to take some mountain driving classes Denver offers, so you are comfortable with all the winding roads.