Selling real estate in Denver definitely has it’s perks. Fall is one of them!
September brings about changing fall colors, which means it’s time to head to the high country to view the golden aspen.
Here are our favorite places to see the Colorado colors:
10. Guanella Pass Scenic Byway – Begin in Georgetown towards to town of Grant. Turn right onto US 285 and take the highway to the top of Kenosha Pass.
9. Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway – Begin in Pueblo and head west on Colorado 96. Return the way you came until you hit McKenzie Junction. Head south on Colorado 165.
8. Highway of Legends Scenic Byway – Begin in La Veta headed towards Trinidad on Colorado 12, which wraps around the Spanish Peaks.
7. Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway – Begin at Colorado 119 in Black Hawk and head north towards Nederland. Follow Colorado 72 to Raymond and proceeds on Colorado 7 past Longs Peak to Estes Park.
6. Antonito to New Mexico border – Starting on Colorado 17 head along the Conejos River Valley to the border. For an ever more memorable experience, try to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
5. Dallas Divide and Lizard Head Pass – Begin in Ridgway and head west onto Colorado 62 over Dallas Divide. At Placerville head southeast towards Telluride on Colorado 145.
4. Kebler Pass – Begin west of Crested Butte on County Road 12 (note: this is a dirt road). If you desire more viewing, at Colorado 133 head north towards MClure Pass.
3. Grand Junction to Grand Mesa – Begin in Grand Junction and head East on 1-70 through Palisade along the Colorado River. At Colorado 65 head East and then South to the top of Grand Mesa.
2. Maroon Bells – Located just southwest of Aspen. Access to viewing is limited mid-June through October. Park for free at the Aspen Highlands Parking Structure and take the bus run by RFTA.
1. Cottonwood Pass – Begin on Cottonwood Pass Road just west of Buena Vista. The valley will sparkle with color between two of Colorado 14ers, Mount Princeton and Mount Yale.
Make sure you check out the local weather reports before you go. Colorado weather can be crazy and the peak of the changing colors can vary greatly on yearly weather patterns.
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