Fall Foliage

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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 golfingbikinghiking, and fly-fishing. Explore by foot, car or on a bike around our beautiful golden forests,  you will not be disappointed. Nature is always so unpredictable in our beloved mountains as we all know; however, peak foliage season is typically the 3rd & 4th week of September. Click Here for a live view of the fall foliage. Also, in the shoulder season, there are great hotel rates.  


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 who prefer to enjoy the golden Aspens from the comfort of their car.