There's river rafting in the spring, mountain hiking in the summer, and Colorado skiing in the winter. And the autumn? That's when the state's world famous aspens make all of Colorado a natural fun-fest of strikingly beautiful color.
Of course, the city named for the golden-hued beauty becomes prime viewing as Aspen's fall color lives up to it's reputation, especially in Maroon Bells, possibly the most photographed place in America.
Then there are the day trips out to the Rockies from Denver, and to Pike's Peak in Colorado Springs.
In the early fall in Colorado, the gold rush is on!
Enjoy the whole day, or the entire weekend, during Colorado fall festival season. Have fun!
Denver's premiere fall celebration happens
each year in September at Denver Oktoberfest.
September 2023 -- Denver Oktoberfest Denver --
Featuring favorite brews, Bavarian food, oompah bands, a keg rolling competition, a costume contest, and there's lots more fun to celebrate the season.
September 22 - September 24, 2023 -- Boulder Fall Fest Boulder --
A three-day autumn festival at the historic Pearl Street Mall features local food vendors, live music and entertainment and the Firefly Handmade Market.
Saturdays in October - Miners' Pumpkin Patch Colorado Springs --
There's fun for the whole family at the annual fall fest with great food, hay rides, pumpkin smashing competitions, an authentic blacksmith shop, and panning for gold at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry.
October 13 - October 15, 2023 -- Telluride Horror Show Telluride -- Check out the killer lineup at this year's new sci-fi and horror film fest nestled in the beautiful fall landscapes of Telluride.
Fall Color Drives in Colorado
- Browse for suggested drives and top spots for fall foliage throughout
the state with additional info on scenic railways, related resources, photos.
Scenic & Historic Byways - Complete guide for scenic drives around the state including pictures,
maps, driving times & distances, current weather & road conditions for
Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway, Highway of Legends, San Juan Skyway, Santa Fe Trail
and lots more.