When Colorado’s fall colors are expected to peak

DENVER — Colorado’s mountains are full of fall color now that we’ve reached mid-September.

To help plan your fall colors drive, we’ve put together a map of when colors are expected to peak.

Pinpoint Weather’s fall color timeline for 2018

The colors will first start to change in the northern mountains – including places like Steamboat Springs and Rabbit Ears Pass. The colors are expected to peak around Sept. 15.

Then the colors will start to move to the central and southern mountains. Places like Aspen, Telluride, Kenosha Pass, and Wolf Creek Pass will see colors start to peak in mid to late September.

Finally, the fall colors will make their way to Denver and the Front Range in early October.

Click here to see an interactive map of the country – just slide the bar at the bottom to see when fall colors peaks anywhere in America.

Pinpoint Weather Meteorologist Chris Tomer has some suggestions on where to go if you’re looking to experience the best fall colors in Colorado.

Within 1 hour of Denver:
Guanella Pass
Peak to Peak Highway
Rocky Mountain National Park
Winter Park
Kenosha Pass

Within 2 hours of Denver:
Vail
Tennessee Pass
Breckenridge
Hoosier Pass
Fairplay
Grand Lake

Within 3-4 hours of Denver:
Steamboat
Rabbit Ears Pass
Buena Vista
Aspen
Independence Pass
Monarch Pass
Grand Mesa

Good luck finding fall colors. And be sure to share your photos with us – we may use them on TV or online.

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