Fall is officially here and trees are making sure everyone in Colorado is aware. There are so many great ways to view the beautiful fall foliage, but a nice, scenic drive is definitely a favorite. Check out the Peak 1 Express top 3 mountain passes to drive in the fall.
Peak to Peak
The Peak to Peak scenic drive stretches 55 miles from Black Hawk and Central City to the beautiful Estes Park. Take in the scenery of the beautiful aspen covered mountains as you wind around the Continental Divide. This scenic byways brings you right up to Rocky Mountain National Park, quite possibly the most beautiful part of the entire trip. Peak to Peak is also known as the oldest scenic byway in Colorado, and we definitely would not suggest missing this one!
Home to the largest aspen grove on the continent, Kebler Pass can be found nestled between Crested Butte and Paonia State Park. The pass starts out at Ohio Creek Road, guiding you through beautiful, natural terrain, including breathtaking views of the Castles. The Castles are what’s left of the volcanic rock from the West Elk Volcano. Kebler Pass is also home to two amazing, scenic biking and hiking trails. Take advantage of the mild temperatures of Colorado’s fall and hit the trails!
Known as the most photographed peaks in North America, the Maroon Bells take advantage of the changing colors of fall to become even more beautiful. The Maroon Bells are located just 10 miles outside of the town of Aspen and both the peaks exceed 14,000 feet. The Bells are accessible by car or by taking the buses that run on the weekends through early October.
Colorado is filled with beautiful scenic byways. Whether you choose one of our favorites or take a path all your own, make sure to fill your tank, pack your camera and enjoy the splendor of the great outdoors.