Pictures of Colorado Fall Colors – Peak Viewing Times
Its almost the season for taking Pictures of Colorado’s Fall Colors. Colorado is a great place to view the display of fall leaves that cover the state. September is just a few weeks away and as we approach mid-September, the leaves of our state’s Aspen trees will turn from a lush green to vibrant reds, oranges, and golds. As Fall arrives September 22, the best viewing time is typically the third or fourth week of September through the middle of October. However, the fall colors could peak early if an unexpected cold snap or high winds happen during this time.
In the Colorado mountains, the fall colors generally peak during the final two weeks of September and the first week of October, but this can vary depending on the exact location and elevation. The most beautiful colors only last about a week in most areas.
We have been fortunate to photograph many places during the peak display of Colorado’s fall colors. Some of the Colorado Fall Color photos taken on this site were captured in Crested Butte, Aspen Maroon Bells, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Pike National Forest, Douglas County, Summit County, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Denver Colorado and beyond.
Located below is a list of great places to view Fall colors in Colorado:
- Trail Ridge Road
- Peak to Peak Highway – Colorado highways 119, 72, and 7 from Black Hawk to Estes Park.
- Boreas Pass between Como and Breckenridge
- Kebler Pass from Crested Butte to Paonia State Park
- Divide to Cripple Creek – On Colorado Highway 67, then take Teller County 1 to Florissant.
- The Maroon Bells
- Guanella Pass from Georgetown to Grant
- Buffalo Pass – East of Steamboat Springs is lined with rows and rows of Aspen
- Kenosha Pass – It’s an easy drive from the Denver area south on U.S. Highway 285.
Gallery of Pictures of Colorado Fall Colors
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