Things to do this Fall in Colorado

September 28, 2021
Need some inspiration of fall themed things to do in Colorado? Then you’re in the perfect place! From seeing the fall colors to spooky hotels, we have the best list of what to do this season!

Take a Drive in the Mountains!
It’s no surprise that Colorado offers some of the BEST views in the country! From mountains to lakes, to the golden color of the aspen trees your breath will surely be taken away at the vast beauty of this state! Here are some of our favorite drives if you’re wanting to get away from the city!
Guanella Pass is great to see the fall colors without going too far into the mountains! You’re able to see Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt in the distance while experiencing the explosion of aspen colors! You start in Georgetown and end up by Grant! It is 2WD accessible!
Independence Pass: Used as a “short cut” to Aspen, this road climbs to 12,095 feet and features gorgeous mountain views and lots of aspens around every corner! It is 2WD accessible!
Last Dollar Road: A dirt, narrow, and bumpy road from Ridgway to Telluride features miles of views of the San Juan Mountains and the fall foliage. More suited for your adventurous side, this road can be handled by a high clearance 2WD if dry. But best to use caution and avoid if rain is forecasted.
See Fall Foliage Right Here in the City!
Don’t have time to take a trip into the mountains? No worries! You don’t have to go far to see the beauty of fall colors! Denver’s parks are filled with gorgeous trees, lakes, and mountain views! Here are some of our favorites!
Washington Park (Click here for directions): Offers two lakes with a running path through the trees.
Sloan’s Lake (Click here for directions): Denver’s largest lake that settled in a tree-filled park with mountain views.

Head to a Fall Festival!
The best part of fall is the festivals! Live music, fair food, and cider galore are some of the greatest memories to make with your family, friends, or coworkers! Check out these three festivals happening in Colorado!
Pumpkin Festival Oct 8 through Oct 10: Located at Chatfield Farms, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts their annual Pumpkin Festival with 10 acre pumpkin patch, 7 acre corn maze, and lots of family fun!
Oktoberfest Fall Market Ends October 10: Located at Dairy Block Alley, this event is free and open to everyone! Check out all the unique merchants, while listening to live music and pop-up food/drink vendors!
Pumpkin Nights Oct 17 through Nov 3: A half-mile walking path at Adams County Fairgrounds that displays over 5,000 hand carved real/artificial pumpkins!
Carve a Pumpkin!

Always a family favorite, carving pumpkins is a great way to celebrate the fall season! Don’t forget to bake the seeds afterwards to have a tasty treat!
Don’t want the mess in your house? No worries! Denver Union Station is hosting a “Carving & Cocktails” event open to those 21+! Ticket price includes a pumpkin, all the carving equipment you need, and one seasonal cocktail! Click here for tickets!
Be on a Game Show!
The Price is Right LIVE: Think you could win big at the Price is Right? Here’s your chance! Price is Right will be hosting a live show at Bellco Theater on October 6! Get your tickets now by clicking here!

Stay at a Spooky Hotel!
Of course the honorable mentioned Stanley Hotel is always a must for those who love Stephen King! The hotel offers a “Spirited Night Tour” where you get to experience the spirited tales and explore all the spooky corners! 
Imperial Hotel in Silverton is thought to believed to be haunted by the original owner and his daughter! They were also featured on Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventure!  
Watch a Movie in the Park!
Marjorie Park is featuring Halloween themed movies in the park! Pre-movie yard games, Carnival food, hot drinks and bar items available onsite! Kids 3 and under are free and tickets start at $10! Get your tickets by clicking here!

Movie lineup and Dates:
October 15th- Death Becomes Her
October 16th- Beetlejuice
October 28th- Hocus Pocus
October 29th- The Addams Family
No matter what you choose to do this fall season, you can’t go wrong!