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DENVER (KDVR) — Signs of fall are starting to pop up across the state. Some leaves are transforming from shades of green to vibrant yellows and oranges.

As the summer fades into fall, many people will start planning leaf-peeping trips.

When will fall colors peak?

Here is a look at when the Pinpoint Weather Team said they expect fall colors to peak:

  • Sept. 15-30: Rocky Mountain National Park, Steamboat Springs, Flat Tops
  • Sept. 17-Oct. 1: Vail, Summit County, Aspen, Gunnison, Grand Mesa
  • Sept. 19-Oct. 3: Northern San Juan Mountains, Southern San Juan Mountains, Sangre De Cristo Mountains
  • October: Denver

Meteorologist Chris Tomer said peak color normally happens during the last two weeks of September, with the latest changeover happening in the southern mountains.

Where can I go to see the leaves?

Here are 25 great places to see the foliage this fall:

  1. Guanella Pass
  2. Peak to Peak Highway
  3. Rocky Mountain National Park
  4. Winter Park
  5. Kenosha Pass
  6. Mestaa’ėhehe Pass (pronounced “mess-taw-HAY,” formerly known as Squaw Pass)
  7. Herman Gulch
  8. Dillon Reservoir
  9. Golden Gate Canyon State Park
  10. Lariat Loop Scenic Byway
  11. La Veta Pass
  12. Vail
  13. Tennessee Pass
  14. Breckenridge
  15. Hoosier Pass
  16. Fairplay
  17. Grand Lake
  18. Steamboat Springs
  19. Rabbit Ears Pass
  20. Buena Vista
  21. Aspen
  22. Independence Pass
  23. Monarch Pass
  24. Grand Mesa
  25. Maroon Bells

Photo gallery of fall colors

Here is a look at some of the magnificent fall colors across our state:

Foliage forecast

Tomer said the quality of the color will be vibrant this fall thanks to the monsoon moisture we have received over the summer.

The first day of fall is Sept. 22.

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