Best Places In Colorado To See The Changing Of The Leaves

Dated: 08/19/2014

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I know as a native my opinion may be bias, but Colorado is trulya year round amazing place to live. We get to experience all four seasons andenjoy the majestic beauty of this state. We are true fans of all our sportsteams and skilled when it comes time to drive in the snow. It’s that time ofyear again, football season is upon us and true to our nature we are bleeding orangeand blue and in the spare time when we aren’t watching the Broncos, we’re outenjoying the beauty of the nature that is Colorado. Here is a list of someamazing spots to check out the beautiful fall foliage we are so lucky to beblessed with!  

Rocky Mountain NationalPark/Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Roadis the highest continuous paved road in North America and winds through Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park in the east to Grand Lake in the west, within thisbeautiful drive, you can’t forget to check out Glacier Gorge Junction. Trail Ridge Road is an amazing vantagepoint for those checking out the fall foliage! One of the best parts about thisdrive is that the changing of the leaves often falls right around the same timeas elkbulging and is an absolutely amazing experience, within itself!  

Peakto Peak Highway
Take U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon and then 119throughBlackhawk and Central City and if you’refeeling lucky, stop in to the local casinosto try your hand! Once you’re done making the big bucks, continue on 119 towardNederland. Take highway 72 toward Ward and Allenspark.

PoudreValley Canyon aka The Cache La Poudre North Park Scenic Byway

Head north on I-25 and take Colorado 14 west and into Poudre Canyon andRoosevelt National Forest. Colorado 14 is a designated Colorado Scenic andHistoric Byway. It’s up to you, how far you want to go! While you’re theregreat stopping points include the RawahWilderness Area, (which is about an hour’s drive from Fort Collins and just 15 or so miles frombeautiful Walden, CO.) and a plethora of hiking trails and viewing points!

Cottonwood Pass  

From Denver take Highway 285 to Buena Vista. Head west on MainStreet for seven miles and then west on County Road 344 / Colorado 82. Fromthere you start the climb up CottonwoodPass with absolutely stunning views from the top and just as a tip, you cancontinue west into the beautiful Taylor Park  Reservoir with no problem, but as aforewarning the road is windy and made of dirt and gravel.

Aspen/Leadville

From Denver take I-70 west to Copper Mountain andthen Colorado 91 south over Freemont Pass to Leadville.Along the way there is a great amount of viewing opportunities and Leadvilleis a great small town to make a stop. From here you can take Highway 24 north throughpicturesque Minturn and beautiful Vail. If you feel like a little more of adrive- I promise, it will be worth it- take Highway 24 south to Colorado 82 andhead toward Aspen. Stop by the MaroonBells in White River National Forest to view some of the most photographedmountains in Colorado. This will NOT disappoint!

Guanella Pass

If you are looking for a close fall foliage get-away,this is a fairly short drive from Denver. From C470 take 85 through Bailey and Conifer, which is a beautiful drive, mightI add. When you come to the town of Grant, take the GuanellaPass Scenic and Historic Byway north with amazing views through Arapahoeand Pike National Forests, to Georgetown.Don’t forget to take a break in this great historic mining town of Georgetown!From walking through the quaint and cozy shops to exploring the history and Victorianera charm, this town will be a great end to a beautiful drive!

So, get out and enjoy this absolutely beautiful time ofyear!! As always, if you are interested in buying or selling, I am here toanswer all your questions, walk you step by step through the real estateprocess and make sure you're taken care of, every step of the way! 

Shane Kuntz

AssociateBroker

Exit RealtyCherry Creek

303-902-6530

[email protected] 

With over 38 years of family experience in real estate, I amfamiliar with every Colorado neighborhood you can imagine, from Arvada,Aurora,Bailey,Brighton,Bennett,Berthoud,BlackhawkBoulder,Broomfield,Centennial,CherryCreek, CommerceCity , CentralCity,  Conifer,Dacono,Denver,Evergreen,Firestone,Ft.Collins, Ft.Morgan, Golden,Greeley,GreenwoodVillageJohnstown,Lakewood,Lochbuie,Longmont,Loveland,Milliken,Northglenn, Parker,Strasburg,Thornton,Windsor,Stapleton,GreenValley Ranch, Reunion,ToddCreek Farms, WestWoods, CherryHills, TheHighlands, LoHi,AdamsCounty, ArapahoeCounty, BoulderCounty, BroomfieldCounty, DenverCounty, DouglasCounty, GilpinCounty, JeffersonCounty, LarimerCounty, WeldCounty and everywhere inbetween!
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