As the summer heat starts to fade and the air begins to turn crisp and cool it’s a sign that fall and the beautiful fall colors are on the way. The scent of wood smoke fills the air, you wrap yourself in a cozy sweater, Halloween decorations fill the shops and seasonal menus turn to autumnal classics such as pumpkin and roast potatoes. Fall is a beautiful month to visit the Colorado mountain town of Durango, especially because of the stunning display of red, orange and yellow foliage at this time of year.
Bring your hiking boots to Durango and get out onto the trails! The hiking in this area is superb. You can trek through alpine forests, mountain meadows, and past refreshing waterfalls and tranquil lakes. There are many lookouts and views that are perfect for taking pictures of the fall colors.Hiking
The San Juan Skyway
Drive the “Road to the Sky” and not only will you be dazzled by the fall colors, you will also be blown away by the dramatic views of the 14,000 foot peaks in the San Juan Mountains. There are also many other scenic drives in Durango, such as the Million Dollar Highway.San Juan Skyway
What better way to see the lovely foliage of the trees in Durango than to soar through them close up on a zipline? This thrilling adventure will send you flying through the forest canopy and will give you a thrill you will never forget. Soaring Treetops Adventures and Durango Adventures are great companies to book tours with and enjoy the exhilarating views.Zipline
These are just a few of the best ways that you can admire the beautiful fall colors in Durango, Colorado. The peak season for leaf peeping is mid-October, so why not start booking your trip now so that you can admire the foliage in its full glory?