A fall hike in Aspen promises the crunch of colorful fall leaves underfoot. Cathedral Lake Trail in Central Colorado affords amazing views that include an alpine valley, meadows, waterfalls, and alpine lake on the way to the top 11,000+ feet up. It’s a strenuous 5.6-mile hike round trip, so experience recommended. Peak Foliage in Aspen, Colorado: Late September to Early October

During early September, the aspen trees begin to melt into gold, and the town of Aspen enters one of its most enchanting stages. Hike alongside fall foliage, and watch the crispy leaves form auburn carpets throughout the season. Easily one of the most magical autumn destinations in the US, Aspen comes alive with a flair for fall, and picturesque foliage in every corner.

Aspen is often considered the go-to cozy mountain retreat spot, for snow-capped mountains, glistening nature, and plentiful accommodation to suit your dream vacation. Rent out a cabin, or stay in a socially distanced resort and make the most of your time adventuring the great outdoors far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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  • Top Places to See Fall Foliage in the US 2023

    In hues of amber, crimson, and ochre, fall conjures up cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice, and fabulous fall foliage Predicting the best time to see the leaves change is tricky, but many states offer foliage trackers to help travelers time their trips. Looking at past peak periods can also help predict the best time to take […]