As summer comes to an end and the trees begin to turn, don’t get frustrated with the oncoming cold weather. Instead, embrace the changing of seasons and head outside for some awesome fall fun! The autumn season in Colorado is rich with beautiful views, colorful foliage, and crisp weather. Here are 3 ways to enjoy the fall foliage in Colorado.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Soar high in the sky while enjoying a hot air balloon ride over Colorados magnificent Rocky Mountains. There are multiple companies which provide hot air balloon rides in the state. Our favorites are Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides based out of Breckenridge, and Grand Adventure Balloon Rides located in Winter Park. Experience extraordinary panoramic views of all your favorite Colorado land marks.
The perfect free Colorado outdoor activity, hiking is an awesome way to get outside, experience nature first hand, and spend time with people you care about. There so many amazing hiking trails throughout Colorado, it would take years to concur them all. There are short hikes like the Sawmill Creek Trail, located in Breckenridge, which is just 1.5 miles round trip and leads up to a beautiful hidden reservoir. There are also longer trails like the Gore Range Trail which begins at Copper Mountain and finished all the way in the Spring Creek area north of Green Mountain Reservoir. Hiking is a perfect way to get the most out of your fall season and experience the incredible landscape of Colorado.
Last but not least, another great way to experience the fall foliage in Colorado is by soaring through the trees themselves on AVA’s adrenaline rushing Cliffside Zipline. Located in Idaho Springs, Colorado, AVA’s Cliffside zipline will run through the fall and into November weather dependent. Start up high on a mountain where you will experience amazing views of Mount Evans and many other historic peaks. From there you will start your first of six heart pumping ziplines zig zagging down the side of the mountain through breathtaking beautifully colored landscape. Don’t forget about the double line race zip, the multiple swinging log bridges, and of course the 50 ft. freefall located at the end of the course. AVA’s Cliffside zipline is an awesome way to get your heart pumping and experience the beautiful fall colors.
While some may see the fall season as a waiting period between summer and winter, we think it’s the perfect time to head outside and experience everything that Colorado has to offer. Don’t forget there’s also the added bonus of smaller crowds! So, give us a shout over at 1-877-RAF-TING (1-877-723-8464) and we'll help figure out the perfect fall trip!