Fall is officially here, and there are many amazing ways to fully experience the season change in Colorado. The peak of the season is from mid September to the beginning of October so be sure to plan accordingly so you don’t miss any of the fun festivities.
Here is a list of some of the most iconic ways to enjoy the changing of seasons:
Visit Large Aspen Groves
In southwest Colorado about 4 hours from Denver you will find the beautiful town of Gunnison, Colorado. Enjoy a scenic drive along Kebler Pass to get there and enjoy many views along the way in addition to the largest aspen grove in the state. Another location and route that will not disappoint is Trail Ridge Road. This is actually part of the highest, continuous paved road in all of North America and will wind you through the iconic Rocky Mountain National Park. Taking you through places such as Estes Park and Grand Lake offering great leaf peeping and hikes galore.
Go Apple Picking & Cider Tasting
Fall is the season of apples, so be sure to visit one of the many orchards around Colorado for picking and tasting of all different varieties of apples as well as delicious ciders. Some well known orchard locations include Ya Ya Farm & Orchard in Longmont, Happy Apple Farm in Penrose, and Fruit Basket Orchard in Grand Junction. There are plenty more orchards and farms around the state so please be sure to check out your local options.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
A classic fall activity that can never be forgotten is visiting a local pumpkin patch and/or corn maze. Did you know that in Erie, Colorado you can find the longest running 25 acre corn maze and pumpkin patch? If you’re located in Denver, for convenience, try visiting the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield farms. They even hold an annual pumpkin festival! Another great one to stop by is the 100-acre pumpkin patch at Rock Creek Farm in Broomfield, Colorado. No matter where the road takes you, we are sure that you will be able to find your perfect pumpkin this year with such a wide selection of patches!
After years of being closed many festivals are resuming and in full swing for fall 2022. Highlight festivals include:
- Punkin Chunkin (Aurora, CO) chainsaw carving, catapulting pumpkins, and more!
- Oktoberfest Denver (Denver, CO) pretzels, stein hoisting, dachshund derby, and more!
- Palisade Peach Festival (Palisade, CO) purchase and eat all things peaches!
- Chile & Frijoles Festival (Pueblo, CO) cooking competitions, dancing, chile roasting, and more!
- Morrison Cider Festival (Morrison, CO) cider tasting, cider making demonstrations, pony rides, and more!
- Great American Beer Festival (Denver, CO) sample over 700 beers!
Elk Season in Estes Park
Have you ever heard an Elk bugling? Well Fall is your time to experience this with tens to hundred of Elk visiting Estes park and fighting for the beautiful cow elk. Please note that you are most likely to hear them bugling during sunrise or sunset - but if you’re lucky you’ll catch it during the day too! Also be sure to check out when the town is hosting their annual Elk Fest and the iconic haunted Stanley Hotel just up the way to begin your Halloween festivities early. Most importantly as you begin to celebrate this beautiful season and enjoy all the wonderful activities Colorado has to offer, from all of us at Quick-Set Auto Glass, drive safety out there!