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Top 10 Fall Color Viewing Destinations near Denver, Colorado

LocaWild helps you discover new locations for your favorite outdoor activities. Our system has calculated the following as the best places in Colorado to view the fall colors in Colorado. Some locations may require a hike-in yet all locations will yield an opportunity to be outside during one of the best times of the year in Colorado.

 
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Dallas Divide

Top Activities: Hiking, Camping & Climbing

 

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Dallas Dividse is a high mountain pass located west of Ridgeway near Telluride, Montrose and Delta in Ouray County, Colorado. It is about 5 hours from Denver.

Phone:  (970) 247-4874

Website:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan

Address:  Dallas Divide, Colorado 81432, USA

 

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Imogene Pass

Top Activities: Hiking, Camping & Climbing

 

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Imogene Pass is a high mountain pass between Ouray and Telluride, Colorado. The pass is located in the San Juan Mountains and is about a six-hour drive from Denver. This pass is the second highest pass where vehicles are allowed in Colorado.

Phone:  (970) 247-4874

Website:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gmug/recarea/?recid=32494

Address:  Imogene Pass, Colorado 81435, USA

 

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Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

Top Activities: Hiking, Camping & Climbing

 

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A U.S. Wilderness Area located in White River National Forest near Aspen in Pitkin County, Colorado. the Maroon Bells are some of the most iconic mountains in all of Colorado if not the most. This Wilderness area falls within White River and Gunnison National Forest. The Maroon Bells are about a 5 hour drive from Denver.

Phone:  (970) 945-2521

Website:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recarea/?recid=81118

Address:  Maroon-Snowmass Trail, Aspen, CO 81611

 

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Sylvan Lake State Park

Top Activities: Hiking, Camping & Fishing

 

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A state park near Eagle, Colorado. The 1,548-acre park established in 1987 and surrounded by the White River National Forest includes a 42-acre lake and 1.5 miles of trails. This lake is an excellent place to fish. Although a bit technical, the fishing is superb at Sylvan Lake. Fly Fishers throughout the Vail Valley consider Sylvan as one of the top still water fisheries in the area. The lake holds a healthy wild population of Brooke Trout. What? Brooke Trout are native the East coast why are they here?

Phone:  (970) 328-2021

Website:  http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/sylvanlake

Address:  10200 Brush Creek Rd, Eagle, CO 81631

 

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Flat Tops Wilderness

Top Activities: Hiking, Camping & Fishing

 

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The third largest U.S. Wilderness Area in Colorado located in Routt and White River National Forest near Glenwood Springs and Meeker in Rio Blanco, Garfield and Eagle Counties, Colorado. This wilderness area was designated in 1975 and is an incredible place to hunt, fish, hike and camp.

Phone:  (970) 945-2521

Website:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recarea/?recid=81112

Address:  Flat Tops Wilderness, Meeker, CO 81641

 

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Dunckley Pass

Top Activities: Fishing, Hunting & Hiking

 

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A mountain pass near Yampa, Steamboat Springs and Glenwood Springs in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Dunckley Pass is a dirt road, however, it does not require four wheel drive. It is well maintained so for all the non-four-wheel-drive vehicles this is a great option to get away without having to haul a large vehicle.

Phone:  (970) 945-2521

Website:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbr/recarea/?recid=80115

Address:  Dunckley Pass, Colorado 81638, USA

 

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Rawah Wilderness

Top Activities: Hiking, Camping & Fishing

 

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A U.S. Wilderness Area located in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado, near the Wyoming border, and also in the Routt National Forest to its south.

Phone:  (970) 295-6700

Website:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/specialplaces/?cid=fsm91_058256

Address:  Rawah Wilderness, Jelm, CO 82063

 

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Weston Pass

Top Activities: Camping, Hiking & Fishing

 

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A high mountain pass near Leadville and Fairplay in Park County Colorado.

Phone:  (719) 553-1400

Website:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/cs/recarea?ss=110308&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=FSE_003738&navid=110240000000000&pnavid=110000000000000&position=generalinfo&recid=81981&ttype=recarea&pname=Weston%20Pass

Address:  Weston Pass, Colorado 80461, USA

 

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Eagles Nest Wilderness

Top Activities: Hiking, Camping & Snow Sports

 

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A U.S. Wilderness Area located in White River National Forest in the Gore Range near Vail, Copper Mountain, Frisco, Silverthorne, and Heeney, in Summit and Eagle Counties Colorado.

Phone:  (970) 468-5400

Website:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recarea/?recid=81106

Address:  Eagles Nest Wilderness, Silverthorne, CO 80498

 

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State Forest State Park

Top Activities: Camping, Hiking & Snow Sports

 

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A Colorado State Park near Walden in Jackson County, Colorado. In the ultimate rugged Colorado, State Forest State Park offers visitors 71,000 acres of forest, jagged peaks, alpine lakes, wildlife and miles of trails. The park stretches along the west side of the Medicine Bow Mountains and into the north end of the Never Summer Range.

Phone:  (970) 723-8366

Website:  http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/stateforest

Address:  56750 CO-14, Walden, CO 80480

 

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