The 2016 Colorado Fall Colors Are Here

2016 September 18
by David Schlichter
Hiking the Booth Falls Trail on September 16, 2016

Hiking the Booth Falls Trail on September 16, 2016

The fall colors are here, and they are stunning. It is time to get out to the mountains and explore!

Every season in Colorado has its unique outdoor advantages. Winter offers amazing skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice climbing. Spring offers prime rafting, kayaking, and fishing. Summer is perfect for road cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, mountain climbing, and hiking. Fall may just be my favorite Colorado season, though; the colors are breath taking, the weather is not too hot but not too cold, the tourists haven’t arrived yet, lodging is inexpensive, and there is so much to do and see!

We spent this past weekend in Vail where the fall colors are gorgeous and only getting better. A satisfying hike up the Booth Falls Trail led us through the changing aspens and past a waterfall. A gondola ride up to the top of Vail for a wedding of a close friend offered a panoramic view of golden yellow and orange hillsides. The drive between Denver and Vail was wonderful (and the traffic was easy). The restaurants were mostly empty.

Now, to put it simply, is a fantastic time to get up to the mountains.

Vail Restaurant Week runs from September 30th to October 9th this year and features price fixe menus and specials from some of Vail’s best restaurants for $20.16. It is generally very easy to get reservations, and, in contrast to ski season, you have the (beautiful) mountains almost entirely to yourself.  We’ve spent time in Vail the last two years during Restaurant Week, and the cheap dining is Good icing on the cake after a long day exploring the mountains.

Here, here, and here are some links to articles I’ve written with Good places to see the fall colors.  I hope you enjoy!

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