Photos: Ten best places to see Colorado fall color

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Change is in the air -- and in plenty of trees. Each year around this time, always-beautiful Colorado becomes even more spectacular as leaves turn from their usual lush color to a wide array of hues. But where are the best places in the state to revel in this glorious transformation? Colorado.com has assembled a top-ten list of sites that stretch across the state. But a warning: The number one pick is currently closed due to the federal shutdown. Count down the choices below, complete with photos and Colorado.com text.

Number 10: Front Range Foliage

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"Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway is Colorado's oldest, having been established in 1918. The byway starts in Boulder and offers unmatched views of the Continental Divide and its dramatic fall colors. Though the byway is less than 60 miles in length, there are numerous stop off points along the route, including Rocky Mountain National Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, and the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, all of which offer their own unique vantage points for leaf peepers."

Number 9: Dallas Divide

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"Colorado Hwy. 62 over the Dallas Divide represents an epic fall Colorado drive. Starting near Ridgway, visitors can get an amazing view of Mount Sneffels, one of Colorado's 58 14ers, and the expansive Sneffels Wilderness Area, which offers several hiking trails for those wishing to venture out further. The route eventually connects with Hwy. 45 and Lizard Head Pass, which offers views of Wilson Peak, the very mountain that inspired the iconic Coors logo."

Continue to keep counting down the ten best places to see Colorado fall color.


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Hayley Griffen
Hayley Griffen

Thank you Suni!! :) I've never gone to see the fall colors (blasphemy for natives, I know), so I was especially excited to go this year.

Suni Daze
Suni Daze

Go have lunch in cripple creek !! They cant close the road and there are pull off areas with some of the most GORGEOUS turning colors you have EVER seen

Desiree Straign
Desiree Straign

Kebler pass is open. I went yesterday and it was Amazing

Hayley Griffen
Hayley Griffen

Just out of curiosity, anyone know which of these places is actually OPEN despite the flood damage and govt' shut down? I attempted to see some fall foliage last weekend and just wound up doing a lot of driving because each place we tried to get into was closed. :(

Tim Calahan
Tim Calahan

You mean the one that touches your front pocket?

David Capell
David Capell

ill throw this little jewel in my back pocket...thank you

Scott Lucas
Scott Lucas

What color? yellow and green? That's not fall foliage. I guess if you have never left the state before it might be.

Sher Quintana
Sher Quintana

The floods washed out the highways to get in from 36 and 34..and trailridge road does close with snow..there are lots of other much prettier places you can still get too..

Don Finley
Don Finley

So the snow had nothing to do with closing Trail Ridge road.... lol

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