Fall colors abound in Colorado and each year, visitors flock to the state parks to see Colorado’s natural confetti! While many tour the parks by car, try a different option this year for a new twist on fall foliage by visiting the parks by bike, by foot or, if you’re up for a little more adventure, on horseback!
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1. Finding the Confetti of Colors
If you want to know when and where the fall colors are best, check the
Park Finder for current conditions. Each park will provide tips on what the colors in their park look like.
2. Car Trips
For eight spectacular trips to see the golden aspens in all their autumn glory, check out the Gold Rush, Colorado Style page.
3. Cabins and Campsites
Stay overnight and bask in the beautiful fall foliage. There's still plenty of good weather so reserve your cabin, yurt, or campsite now.
4. Events for All Ages
CPW Calendar for fall activities and hikes to enjoy the changing colors of the season.
5. By Bicycle
This year, leave the car in the parking lot and set out by bike for a 360° view of the stunning shades of fall. State Parks offer plenty of great spots for fall color viewing, but we've selected a few trails we think you'll enjoy.
6. On Foot
For those who want to explore the parks on foot, lace up your hiking boots and try some of our favorite trails for fall foliage.
7. On Horseback
Looking for a truly unique way to view the brilliant autumn colors? Try touring the trails on horseback! All the trails below are horse-friendly and you can visit our Parks Activities page for a full list of equine-accessible parks.