Published: Sept. 27, 2021
fall leaves on an aspen tree

Crisp mornings, bright blue skies, and colorful leaves – fall in Colorado is beautiful, and here are three fun ways to enjoy the season and experience a piece of American culture.

Check out a local fall festival, market, or pumpkin patch! You may return home with calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), harvest vegetables, or a pumpkin to carve! (You might even get to pet a goat or two.)

Suggestions of places to visit:

Take a Scenic Drive or Hike

Aspen trees turn dramatic colors in Colorado, and the leaves "quake" in the breeze. Below are some suggested destinations:

Celebrate Halloween

Find a costume or just enjoy the costumes (candy and creepiness) that this popular American holiday (October 31) offers!

  • Walk down Pearl Street during the Munchkin Masquerade: October 31, 3-6 p.m.
  • Watch an outdoor production of Dracula in Chautauqua Park: open through October 31.
  • Listen to ghost stories from around the world, told by the CU Boulder Department of Theatre and Dance: open through November 7.

Enjoy this special season!