DENVER– Autumn leaves are popping up across the state of Colorado. Temperatures are slowly cooling down. That can mean only one thing: Fall is officially here.
Whether you want to take a trip to see the beautiful fall foliage or enjoy a cup of cider from a mountain festival, we’ve created the ultimate guide to show you some of the best options our state has to offer.
- Fall Festival of Choirs– Boulder- October 3
- Great American Beer Festival– Denver- October 3-5
- The Colorful Pumpkin Festival– Woodland Park- October 5
- Fall Festival Craft Bazaar– Brighton- October 5
- Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival– Lone Tree- October 5
- Harvest Festival- Colorado Springs- October 5
- 3rd Annual Oktoberfest – Fall Festival– Wheat Ridge- October 5-6
- Choctoberfest!– Aurora- October 12
- Knock your Boots Off Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-Off– Golden-October 12
- Fall Harvest Festival– Colorado Springs- October 12
- Pumpkins and Pilsners– Estes Park- October 12
- Wine in the Pines– Keystone- October 18-19
- Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival– Breckenridge- October 18-20
- Glow at the Gardens- Denver– Denver- October 21-25
- Annual Fall Harvest Festival– Brighton- October 26
- Emma Crawford Coffin Race– Manitou Springs- October 26
See one we missed? Let us know by submitting the information in this contact form.
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.
Fall colors will start popping up in the mountains from September 15-30.
The fall colors will make their way to Denver and the Front Range in early October.
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:
- Tennessee Pass
- Hoosier Pass
- Grand Lake
- Within 3-4 hours of Denver:
- Rabbit Ears Pass
- Buena Vista
- Independence Pass
- Monarch Pass
- Grand Mesa
Enjoy the adventure of finding fall colors. We would love to see your photos. You can upload them here— we may use them on TV or online.
Local Pumpkin Beers
- Imperial Pumpkin Porter– EPIC Brewing Company
- Hey! Pumpkin– Denver Beer Co.
- Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale– 4 Noses Brewing
- Pumpkin Ale– Upslope Brewing Company
- Pumpkin Ale– Lone Tree Brewing
- Premature Pumpkination Brown Ale– Westfax Brewing Co.
- Pumpkin Mexican Chocolate Stout -(October 3)- Copper Kettle Brewing Company
- VooDoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale– New Belgium Brewing Company
- Pumpkin Patch Pale Ale– Eddyline Brewery
- Fluffy Pumpkin Toasted Marshmallow Porter– Odyssey Beerwerks
- Rumpkin– Avery Brewing Co.
- Punkin Ale– Dogfish Head Brewery
- Pumking Imperial Ale– Southern Tier Brewing Co.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice Cream Ale– Mother Tucker Brewery
FOX31/Colorado’s Own Channel 2 Fall Events
- Serving Those Who Serve Denver Veterans Day Parade, Festival and Run November 9-10
- Mile High United Way Turkey Trot– November 28
The sign welcoming people into Colorado reads “Welcome to Colorful Colorado” and it’s for a good reason, especially during fall.
Here are some incredible pictures of fall in our state: