When and Where to See Fall Leaves: 2023 Edition

When and Where to See Fall Leaves: 2023 Edition

Fall is coming and everyone is excited for some leaf peeping! Farmers Almanac predicts the peak week here in Colorado to be October 5th - 14th. So be sure to start your fall adventures from the end of September to mid October. Here is Quick-Set Auto Glass’s guide to some of the best spots in Colorado for leaf peepings for Fall 2023; of course included are lots of scenic drives!

1. Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness 

Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness offers a breathtaking canvas of golden aspens against the backdrop of towering mountain peaks. The Maroon Lake Scenic Trail is a must-do, where reflections of the Maroon Bells in the tranquil lake create a scene straight out of a postcard.

2. Rocky Mountain National Park 

A playground for nature enthusiasts, Rocky Mountain National Park transforms into a painter's palette during fall. Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuously paved road in the United States, provides sweeping views of alpine tundra and meadows ablaze with autumn hues.

3. Kebler Pass 

Known as one of Colorado's most scenic byways, Kebler Pass is home to the largest aspen grove in North America. The West Elk Loop offers stunning vistas of shimmering gold as far as the eye can see, making it a haven for photographers and leaf-peepers alike.

4. San Juan Skyway 

This 236-mile loop takes you through historic mining towns and jaw-dropping scenery. As you wind your way through the San Juan Mountains, you'll be treated to a breathtaking display of fall foliage against the rugged terrain.

5. Cottonwood Pass 

Connecting Buena Vista and Crested Butte, Cottonwood Pass offers a spectacular drive through alpine meadows and towering peaks. The drive rewards you with a vibrant carpet of yellow aspens, especially as you approach the summit.

6. Aspen 

The town of Aspen itself is a prime destination to witness fall foliage. With its namesake trees lining the streets, you'll be immersed in a sea of gold. Be sure to explore nearby hikes and bike trails for a more up-close experience.

7. Telluride 

Nestled in a box canyon surrounded by towering peaks, Telluride is another charming town to enjoy fall foliage. The vibrant colors contrast beautifully with the surrounding mountains, making it a photographer's dream.

Colorado's fall foliage season is a magical time when nature paints the landscape with an array of brilliant colors. Whether you're driving through scenic byways, hiking in the high alpine, or simply strolling through a quaint mountain town, you're sure to be captivated by the beauty of this annual spectacle. Plan your visit in late September to mid October and ensure a clear view of the entire journey with Quick-Set Auto Glass to get all your destinations safely.

From all of us here at Quick-Set Auto Glass, drive safely out there and enjoy fall!

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