Published: Sept. 12, 2019

Golden Aspen trees frame mountains

The colors of changing leaves, chilly weather, Halloween—there’s a lot to love about the fall season in Colorado! From seasonal activities to fun events, here are some ways to participate in the fall festivities.

Take a walk along Boulder Creek

Grab a warm apple cider or pumpkin spice latte from a local coffee shop, and enjoy the changing leaves along the Boulder Creek Path. This beautiful, 5.5-mile long path runs near campus and all of the way to Boulder canyon.

Check out the Boulder Farmers Market

In the mood for some fresh, organic goods? Located near Pearl Street, Boulder Farmers Market occurs every Wednesday evening and Saturday mornings throughout the fall. You can shop from local vendors, enjoy delicious seasonal food and browse through regular artisan craft shows next to the farmers market.

Boulder Fall Fest

Gather your fellow Buffs and join the Boulder community for this fun, three-day autumn festival! From Sept. 13 to 15, the festival will feature local food, live music and more than 100 artisans on the historic Pearl Street Mall.

Go on the Celestial Seasonings tour

Curious how tea is made? Visit the Celestial Seasonings headquarters in Boulder for a free behind-the-scenes tour at the factory. You can also enjoy lunch at the Celestial Café and stock up on your favorite tea at the tea shop.

See the fall foliage

Take a scenic fall drive to see Colorado's iconic golden leaves. Try the Peak-to-Peak Scenic and Historic Byway toward Estes Park or Highway 119 toward Nederland for some impressive views.

Haunted Bus Tour

Learn who is haunting the halls of the Hotel Boulderado, flushing toilets at the Montgomery House and more on this ghost tour through Boulder.