Colorado seasons may be at the top of reasons why people love living in this beautiful state, and fall is especially stunning. With cool crisp mornings, days in the high 60's low 70's, and breathtaking colors among the trees ranging from vibrant yellow and orange to startling bright red. This weekend just may turn out to be prime leaf peeping weekend for 2015.
No matter what part of Colorado your in, the scenery is sure to delight, but there are some drives in particular worth the journey. Taking a day when the leave colors are at their peak to explore the mountains, and enjoy the change in season, is a great way to slow down and remember why Colorado is one of the best places to live.
Grab an apple cider or pumpkin spice latte from your favorite coffee shop, bring layers of clothing, and hit the road towards one of these gorgeous Colorado towns. Remember the drive is the real adventure but this list of destinations are full of mountain charm to explore before heading back home.
Breckenridge Colorado: No matter what direction you come from the dive will be beautiful. Breckenridge is near Vail, Aspen, and many small towns worth visiting if not in a hurry. While in Breckenridge be sure to ride the free Gondola up the mountain for a better view.
Cripple Creek: Nestled in a valley of mountains, Cripple Creek is a great drive through Divide Colorado to witness fall at its best. The tiny town doesn't have much but is loaded with charm and friendly locals who can recommend a place to eat.
Telluride Colorado: Known to be one of the most beautiful areas in the state, Telluride Colorado is perfect for tourist and Coloradans alike to visit. For the more adventurous, camping on this side of the state is supposed to be incredible.
Durango Colorado: Located at the South end of the state, Durango is a great experience with local breweries, restaurants, boutiques, and artist. It is also where the Colorado Trail begins and perfect for a fall hike as short or long as you like.
What are your favorite fall destinations or traditions?
About the Author: Kelly Conner Young, GRI
Kelly is an Associate Broker with The Platinum Group Realtors. She has over 15 years experience in Real Estate in the Colorado Springs and Front Range region of Colorado. She represents buyers and sellers of real estate buying homes, land for sale and mountain property getaways. Specific areas include: Black Forest, Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Divide, Falcon, Downtown, Manitou Springs, Monument, Old Colorado City, Westside, Woodmen Hills and Woodland Park. You can reach her at 719-226-0126 or by clicking "email the author" above.