Whether experienced by foot, bike, horse, ATV or car, we’ve rounded up the top spots to see the best colors that fall has to offer. As locals know, the aspen leaves change suddenly and dramatically and then, in the same fashion, disappear. This weekend should be spectacular for leaf-peeping.
Boreas Pass tops our list for the best places in Summit County (and Colorado for that matter) to view fall foliage. It offers panoramic views of Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Blue River Valley with an abundance of lush golden aspens. There’s a 2.5 mile loop trail to take in the views.
Hoosier Pass separates Summit and Park Counties. There’s a large parking lot at the top of the pass (Colorado Highway 9) with access to panoramic views and hiking trails. Nearby Montgomery Reservoir is another picturesque spot worthy of mention.
Aspen groves illuminate this family and dog-friendly 3-mile hike just off Main Street in Frisco.
Lower Cataract Lake
Located near Silverthorne, Lower Cataract Loop trail is a 2.3 mile short and easy hike that features a lake and cascading waterfall.
Pence Miller Trail
Excellent leaf viewing and town overlook opportunities await on the Pence Miller Trail right here in downtown Breckenridge.