The Best Fall Color Drives in Colorado

As we enter fall, you may be on the search for festivities to celebrate the season. In our beautiful state, September is the perfect month for venturing out to explore the stunning changing of the leaves. If you’d like to explore a fall color drive route or two, check out a few of our favorite scenic drives. Whether you’d prefer to stay close to your apartmentin Boulder or enjoy a road trip across the state, you’ll find an option for you here:

Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road winds its way through the idyllic alpines in Rocky Mountain National Park. Along this route, you’ll see bursts of vivid color from the foliage. This route is just an hour’s drive from Boulder, and while you’re here, there’s plenty more to see. Estes Park and Grand Lake are nearby, so you can go for a walk through the historic districts and check out charming local restaurants and shops.

Flat Tops Trail

If you’re interested in a trek across the state, don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore Flat Tops Trail. This stretch of road is in a more secluded area than the popular Flat Tops Byway and is nestled between two national forests. During this remote trip through scenic northwestern Colorado, you’ll pass by several lakes in addition to the spectacular autumnal colors.

Independence Pass

On the way to Aspen? Be sure to take the route through Independence Pass. This breathtaking trail is the second-highest pass in Colorado and comes with the convenience of an improved road. The small town of Twin Lakes is nearby, which is home to two gorgeous lakes and a ghost town that’s perfect for exploring in the fall.

Highway of Legends

Southern Colorado provides beautiful views, and the Highway of Legends is an excellent destination for those hoping to experience the unforgettable sight of the Sangre de Cristos and Spanish Peaks. This 82-mile stretch of highway winds through the San Isabel National Forest, so there are plenty of opportunities to stop and explore along the way.

Our state is famous for its natural beauty, which is especially stunning in the fall. The routes we share here are a great opportunity for a weekend getaway or just a quick half-day road trip. If you’d like to enjoy green space all year round, living in an area that offers easy access to parks is a must! For those searching for an apartment in Boulder, our campus may be the perfect fit. We’re located in a tranquil part of town and nearby an abundance of parks, including Gunbarrel Commons Park and Twin Lakes Open Space. If you’d like to learn more about our wide array of amenities and floor plans, please reach out to our leasing team.

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