The Best Places To See Colorado’s Fall Color

Whether you’ve called Colorado home for decades or just moved here recently, you must make plans to explore the state’s beauty during autumn. But where specifically will you find the most vivid yellows, oranges, and reds this fall? Here are the top five spots, as referenced from


Trail Ridge Road

Did you know that Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in North America? Though it’s closed for much of the year due to snowpack and low visibility, it’s certainly worth the trek when open. We recommend arriving at Trail Ridge Road as early as possible to avoid heavy traffic.

Kebler Pass

This is an idea for those wanting to plan a staycation or long weekend in Colorado. Kebler Pass in Gunnison features the largest aspen grove in North America and is a popular spot for tourists and photographers alike. If you decide to make this trip, be sure to check out Ohio Creek Road, where you’ll find several unique natural landscape areas.

Maroon Bells

The pair of 14,000-foot mountains are some of the most photographed peaks in the world and it’s no secret why. Maroon Bells rises above hiking trails that offer postcard-esque views of golden aspen trees. Just be prepared for large crowds through early October.

Buffalo Pass

Just west of Steamboat Springs, Buffalo Pass is lined with breathtaking aspen groves. If you have time, go for a hike to the Zirkel Wilderness Area’s Three Island Lake Trail, where you’ll be treated to all sorts of incredible vistas.

San Juan Skyway

If you’ve never been to southwest Colorado, the fall is a great time to visit. The 70-mile stretch known as the Million Dollar Highway offers an indescribable array of seasonal colors that everyone in your car will appreciate. If you’re wondering where to stop for an activity, we recommend the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Loveland’s Preferred Arborist

Fall is one of our favorite seasons at Schra Tree Care. After all, who doesn’t like the cooler weather, football-filled weekends, and beautiful foliage?

What many homeowners don’t know is that autumn is one of the most important times of the year for trees. With leaves starting to fall in just a few weeks, you should be able to identify any issues that may have been hiding during the summer. We invite you to check out “Loveland’s Tree Care Checklist For Fall” for more information.

At Schra Tree Care, we do so much more than the traditional tree service. While our team is certainly well-versed in tree trimming and tree removal, we take pride in offering a comprehensive approach to tree health care. The Northern Colorado arborists at Schra focus on controlling pests and fighting infection/disease.

You won’t find another certified arborist with as much experience as Schra. For more than three decades, we have worked to understand the specific growth patterns and nutritive needs of our state’s urban forest. Doing so allows us to provide top-notch tree care for our customers.

See what Schra Tree Care can do for you this fall.