Leaf Peeping in Fort Collins - Poudre Canyon Scenic Byway

The Poudre Canyon offers some of the most pristine, untouched lands in northern Colorado and its beauty is unprecedented during the fall season and perfect for leaf peeping in Fort Collins. Aspens turn to a gold hue during the final weeks of September and they stretch for miles and miles, winding alongside the Poudre Canyon Highway. Experience the beauty of northern Colorado on the Poudre Canyon Scenic Byway, which stretches from Fort Collins to Granby.

Leaf Peeping in Fort Collins - Lory State Park

Take a hike into the Front Range Mountains of Fort Collins and immerse yourself in a sea of gold. Lory State Park offers miles of trails for all levels that will take you through groves of golden aspens quaking in the breeze. Some of the most popular trails with the greatest fall views are Arthur's Rock and Mill Creek Trails.

Leaf Peeping in Fort Collins - Bike Trails

The Fort Collins bike trails are lined with native trees that turn into works of art along the Poudre River. Along these bike trails you will not only be able to see the golden hues of Aspen trees, but also oranges and reds of Maple, Birch, Cottonwood and more.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, near Fort Collins, is open and welcoming guests during this beautiful time of the year. The trees are already changing in the park and they provide for magnificent views and astounding beauty. Take a drive through one of America's best known National Parks during one of Colorado's most beautiful seasons and catch the glimmering golds, reds, and oranges of the trees on every slope. *RMNP is accessible from the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway which offers more amazing leaf peeping, recreation and wildlife viewing.