Autumn in Colorado is a truly magical time of year. The air is crisp, opportunities to enjoy a warm beverage are plentiful (pumpkin spice latte, anyone?) and the changing aspen leaves dancing in the treetops and swirling through the air are breathtaking. We’ve put together a list of our favorite spots to enjoy fall colors in Colorado for you – happy leaf peeping!
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El Dorado County is the birthplace of California’s gold rush, and the fever that inspired hundreds of thousands of emigrants to flock to the Pacific Coast—forever changing the course of American history. Today, modern travelers find small-town charm, outdoor experiences, and robust flavors that continue to thrive in Placerville, CA.
Make a morning stop at the Farm-to-Fantastic Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Saturday morning throughout the year. Stock up on farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, locally-sourced foods, and delicious baked goods before heading into the desert.
You can take a leisurely, shady walk along the Verde River after grabbing a meal in town, or make it an all-day outing.
Explore lush riparian forests, New Deal-era architecture, and Native American history in the heart of Arizona’s Verde Valley.
Changing leaves, haunted houses, and more nature trails than you could possibly explore in a single weekend—this is autumn in Sturgis, South Dakota.
From wine tasting to world-class hiking and mountain biking, the incredibly scenic city of Sedona has something for everyone.
Award-winning wine country, secluded national monuments and wildlife preserves, and plenty of art and culture. This is Cochise County, Arizona. Located in the southeastern corner of the Grand Canyon State, this less-traveled destination deserves a spot on your bucket list.
California’s Central Valley is the heartland of California. It stretches past farm stands, along country roads, and through uniquely artistic communities right to the gates of some of the nation’s most renowned national parks such as Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon. Follow this itinerary to explore the southern portion of this 400-mile long heart of California.
Imagine a place with easy access to multiple national parks, flavor-filled farmlands, and mountain landscapes. Throw in rich history, international culture, and welcoming towns and cities, and you have California’s Central Valley. Follow this itinerary for a delicious, beautiful, authentic tour of the northern Central Valley.