Fall is one of the most spectacular times of year in Aspen. Our namesake trees turn a golden hue and the weather is ideal for myriad outdoor activities; including golfing, biking, hiking and fly-fishing. Also, in the off season there are great rates at the hotels
Nature is unpredictable as we all know; however peak foliage season is typically the 3rd & 4th week of September. The US Forest Service has a hotline for Fall Colors: 1-800-354-4595, press #2 for Colorado updates, and Aspen is located in the White River National Forest. You may also visit their website for more information.
Here are some of our favorite spots to enjoy scenic autumn in Aspen:
1. The iconic Maroon Bells are an ideal location to capture the splendor of fall leaves on camera. Visit the Maroon Bells page for access information.
2. Cathedral Lake, American Lake, Hunter Creek and Crater Lake are all wonderful hikes to enjoy nature's show.
3. Scenic Driving Roads Maroon Creek Road, Castle Creek Road and Independence Pass are all available for those that prefer to enjoy the golden Aspen's from the comfort of their car.