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Goodbye Summer and Hello Fall!


Top 5 places to see the leaves change in Colorado.

Colorado if full of shimmering colors in the fall. These are the top 5 places that will point you in the direction of gleaming yellows, oranges and reds this September.



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1. Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road is an amazing elevation point for leaf peepers and fall lovers. With more than eight miles above 11,000 feet and a maximum elevation of 12,183 feet. Fun fact: It is the highest paved road in North America!

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 2. The San Juan Skyway

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad offers rides that coincide with optimal fall greenery. It is home to 27 zip lines and includes a 70-mile stretch also known as the Million Dollar Highway.

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3. Western Slope Colors

Colorado’s Western Slope is home to the Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat top mountain. Here you will see all the colors of fall. From the reds, whites and rosés made in Grand Junction and Palisade.

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4. Buffalo Pass

Buffalo Pass offers stunning views of the surrounding area. As the fall colors become healthier take a hike to the pristine Zirkel Wilderness Area’s Three Island Lake Trail, which takes hikers through forests and high meadows, past glacial lakes and vistas. Be careful, it is one of the most difficult hikes in Colorado.

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5. Front Range Foliage

The byway starts in Boulder and offers amazing views of the Continental Divide and its dramatic fall colors. It is Colorado’s oldest Byway!


Delina “Dee” Auciello was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She attended Providence College and earned her BA in Public Community Service and Global Studies with a minor in Black Studies. During her time in college she focused on youth development and community building; she lead social justice-oriented trips to Cape Town, South Africa, Tijuana, Mexico, and Santa Ana, El Salvador. Since graduating from school she has been constantly on the move; she’s lead trail crews in the Grand Canyon, promoted women’s empowerment in Tanzania, and mentored campers while road tripping across the US and Canada. She is new to Colorado Springs and is incredibly excited to be a part of an organization dedicated to breaking down barriers to access and getting ALL people outside.

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