The Best Colorado Fall Festivals and Autumn Activities

They don’t call our state colorful Colorado for no reason. Each season brings a gorgeous rainbow of shades to every corner of the mountain west. Autumn is perhaps the most enchanting season, as its paintbrush speckles the foothills and mountains with hues of yellow, gold, and orange. To embrace the changing of seasons and take advantage of all our state has to offer, partake in some of the following favorite fall past times.

Pick a Pumpkin

Patches bursting with orange gourds abound along Colorado’s Front Range. Boulder County is home to ample farms, each with their own unique smattering of pumpkins. Make a Saturday of it and visit one of the myriad homesteads, hobby farms, and working agricultural operations in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, or Lyons. Meet the animals that also call this place home, go for a hayride, and get lost in a corn maze. The choices are endless, and your day will be packed with cute photos and treasured memories.

Frolic Amongst the Aspens

Squeeze in the last hike amongst gorgeous aspen trees, which take these months to turn their silvery-green leaves into gold medallions. Aspen groves are truly remarkable in that they are singular, living organisms connected by their roots. Our state has countless aspen trees throughout its mountains and foothills. Boulder is just a stone’s throw from breathtaking hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Fall Festivals

So many of Colorado’s charming mountain enclaves take this season to throw fall festivals of epic proportions. Clink beer steins with friends in lederhosen at Brecktoberfest or sip, sample, and dine at one of the many food and wine-focused festivals along the Front Range. You can even enjoy BANFF Film Festival at the end of October from the comfort and convenience of your home.   

Stroll or Bike Through Boulder

Fall is one of the best times to catch Boulder in all its glory. Walk through Mapleton Hill’s historic neighborhood and catch old-growth trees ablaze with color. Wonderland Lake offers views of the foothills as they transition from summer to fall. You can even host your own brewery bike tour and see the entire city easily from LoBo Trail and the Boulder Creek Path.

Catch a Final Farm Dinner

Autumn is also the final harvest season for most of the family-run farms throughout Boulder County. Reserve a spot at a beloved farm dinner to enjoy fresh fall produce plucked straight from the field. Ollin Farms still has spots available for its October farm dinners, but don’t wait. Seats at the communal table fill up quickly.

Fall is one of the most beloved seasons as it gives us a reprieve from Colorado’s hottest months and turns the wilderness into a canvas of colors. Enjoy this turn season by getting outside and embracing all that Boulder has to offer. Habitat Apartments convenient location allows residence to take full advantage of all this foothills city has to offer without the hustle and bustle. Contact us today to learn more about our charming apartments. 

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