It’s no secret — fall in Colorado is absolutely gorgeous. With the changing leaves and cooler temps, it’s the perfect time to get out of the city for the weekend and explore some of our state’s other diverse and beautiful towns, from the San Luis Valley to the Rocky Mountains. So we hit up beloved local influencer Amanda Bittner to help us come up with a great list of fall getaway destinations that make the most of Colorado’s fall feels! Amanda joined City Cast Denver podcast host Bree Davies and show producer Olivia Jewell Love to gush about all things autumn in Colorado.
Amanda’s Ideal Fall Getaway: Estes Park
- You can’t miss a trip to the infamous Stanley Hotel this time of year — but pro-tip: save money by staying at YMCA of the Rockies.
- Get lost in some Insta-worthy fall foliage on a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park.
- See the town of Estes and the colorful peaks of the Rockies from a whole new vantage point with a ride on the Mustang Mountain Coaster.
- Experience the raw beauty of nature when you get the chance to witness live bull bugling during elk rutting season.
Bree’s Ideal Fall Getaway: Pueblo
- Leaf-peeping spots in the high country can be crowded – try this fave Colorado past time along the Pueblo River Trail and soak up nature in town instead!
- A Pueblo institution, Pass Key serves up specialty Italian sausage sandwiches. Our insider tip: Order the Pass Key Special with American cheese and Pueblo green chile.
- Immerse yourself in the warm glow of Neon Alley, a massive, private collection of vintage signs displayed for the public for free, year round.
- A celebration of Pueblo’s history-filled downtown, the Fuel & Iron Food Hall resurrects the gorgeous former Holmes Hardware building with this incubator space for the preservation and innovation of Pueblo cuisine.
Olivia’s Ideal Fall Getaway: Steamboat Springs
- Shack up in a rustic cabin, a converted caboose, or even a covered wagon for the night at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.
- When in Colorado, why not dress the part? F.M. Light & Sons has been a purveyor of genuine western wear for more than a hundred years.
- Whether you’re an experienced angler or brand new to this water sport, the Yampa River is a great place to start your fly-fishing adventure.
- The fall colors in Colorado are nature’s perfect subjects, and you can learn how to capture them with a season-specific photography hike led by camera experts.
Psst! Want more? Get the full deets on these fall getaways in today’s episode of City Cast Denver 🎧