Fall Foliage

Golden Hues

Autumn Colors of Aspen

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. Explore by foot, car or bike around our beautiful golden forests, you will not be disappointed. Nature is unpredictable in our mountains; however, peak foliage season is typically the 3rd & 4th week of September.

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Cathedral Lake, American Lake, Hunter Creek and Crater Lake are all wonderful hikes to enjoy nature's show.

Scenic Drives

Scenic Driving Roads: Maroon Creek Road, Castle Creek Road, and Independence Pass are all available for those who prefer to enjoy the golden Aspens from the comfort of their car.

Maroon Bells

The iconic Maroon Bells are an ideal location to capture the splendor of fall leaves on camera.

Fly Fishing

World-renowned fishing couldn't be more accessible. Gold Medal and Blue Ribbon waters are just minutes away.

Road Biking

For those who prefer the views from the seat of their bike, ride the roads.

Mountain Biking

The trails around Aspen have been designated as a Gold-Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. 


For the adventurous, soak in the scenery from the sky on a paraglide. 

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