It ain't called Color-ado for nothin'!

As the weather begins to cool down and pumpkin spice fills the air, you know that can only mean one thing: fall is nearly here in Colorado! And with it, comes the beautiful fall colors.

That's right! The leaf-peeping season is getting closer and closer, and we've put together a guide on when and where you'll see the leaves start changing.

Check it out below, and don't forget your camera!

When You'll See Fall Colors in Colorado:

The Farmers' Almanac is predicting that peak fall color will hit Colorado between October 5–14.

  • Steamboat and Flat Tops, Rocky Mountain National Park
    • September 15–30
  • Aspen, Grand Mesa, Gunnison, Sawatch Range
    • September 17–October 1
  • Northern San Juan Mountains, Southern San Juan Mountains, Sangre De Cristo
    • September 19–October 3
  • Denver
    • October

Where You'll See Fall Colors in Colorado:

  • Within 1 hour of Denver:
    • Guanella Pass
    • Peak to Peak Highway
    • Rocky Mountain National Park
    • Winter Park
    • Kenosha Pass

  • Within 2 hours of Denver:
    • Vail
    • Tennessee Pass
    • Breckenridge
    • Hoosier Pass
    • Fairplay
    • Grand Lake
  • Within 3-4 hours of Denver:
    • Steamboat
    • Rabbit Ears Pass
    • Buena Vista
    • Aspen
    • Independence Pass
    • Monarch Pass
    • Grand Mesa

Last year, the freezing temperatures threatened the leaf-peeping season in Colorado. Hopefully, we won't see the same thing happen this year. 

Are you excited that fall is around the corner? Have any fall color photos you want to share with us? Submit your content HERE.

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