There are so many ways to see the fall colors of Colorado. Take a fall foliage tour in Colorado by car, train, or foot. If you're looking for the best locations to enjoy the leaf peeping season, we have a few suggestions for you to experience this fall.
Take a Fall Foliage Tour by Car, Train, or Foot
See the fall colors by car
Pikes Peak Highway will lead you up the mountain, affording you beautiful panoramas of the surrounding trees crowned with color.
Fall foliage in Cripple Creek is a view you shouldn’t miss. It’s an old mining town that’s surrounded with orange and yellow in the autumn. Wander through town and then explore the views at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center.
Fall foliage tours by train
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad lets you take an old-fashioned “iron horse” – a steam engine typical of the gold mining era – on a 45-minute trip through beautiful countryside and past old gold mines.
Pikes Peak Cog Railway is the highest in the world, as it takes you all the way to the summit. The train chugs up the mountain, passing through spectacular sights like old-growth forests and “Hell Gate,” a natural mountain gateway. As the train climbs above the timberline, you might catch a glimpse of Bighorn sheep along with those expansive views.
Experience the fall colors in Colorado by foot
Cheyenne Mountain State Park has miles of hiking trails that wind through scenic wilderness. Stop for a picnic and drink in the fall scenery.
Vindicator Valley Trail in Cripple Creek is unique – it curves past many gold mines that originated with the gold rush during the 1890s. Learn all about these historic spots along the way, and enjoy views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Choose your own fall adventure when you stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.