5 Favorite Fall Activities in the Roaring Fork Valley

Maroon Bells in the fall.Fall in the Roaring Fork Valley is a magical time, the air is cool, the days are getting shorter and the hills are lined with beautiful golden Aspen groves. Beyond the beautiful scenery the fall is a perfect time for activities, it hardly rains and the days are still warm. Here are our five favorite fall activities in the Roaring Fork Valley:

Leaf Peeping: A Colorado favorite, especially in Aspen! As the aspen leaves begin to change from light green to a vibrant, glowing yellow the hills of the Roaring Fork Valley come alight. Our favorite spots? The Maroon Bells, Independence Pass and McClure Pass.

Go Biking: The more ground you can cover the more beautiful scenery you can see! The Roaring Fork Valley bike path runs from Glenwood Springs all the way to Aspen. If you drive a car to Aspen, you can ride all the way to Glenwood Springs going downhill.

Visit Rifle Falls State Park: This beautiful State Park, located just outside of Rifle boasts a series of beautiful waterfalls. When the leaves are changing, they are a site to see. Make sure to visit in the early fall as the waterfalls will eventually freeze!

Visit the Redstone Castle: Located in the hills above the town of Redstone, the Redstone Castle is one of the few contemporary American castles and boasts fantastic fall scenery. Tour tickets are available in the Town of Redstone.

Hike Red Hill: Much of the beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley comes from the unique combination of western desert scenery with red rocks and sage brush and the Colorado alpine. Take in the vast differences in scenery while hiking Red Hill just outside of Carbondale. You’ll be hiking through red sand and sagebrush and viewing beautiful snow-capped mountains!