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Falling For Nature: Places to See Fall Leaves

Mix up the family activities and watch Colorado switch seasons into fall with an array of activities, from a stroll in the park to riding a steam train through the Rockies. Take a drive to see the full scope of beauty this season has to offer.

Washington Park
Take a quick trip down to Washington Park to enjoy the vibrant fall leaves. Just south of the Denver metro area exists a huge park for the family to enjoy the lawn, stroll winding garden paths, or relax at either one of the park’s two lakes. Washington Park, Denver. denvergov.org


Take an enchanted drive through the golden foothills to discover the charming mountain town of Nederland. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, families can explore the Carousel of Happiness or enjoy a picnic at the Barker Reservoir, which is perfect for relaxation and excitement. Nederland. carouselofhappiness.org

Chautauqua Park
Enjoy views of this vast park in the foothills of Boulder. Reserve a picnic table for the family or stop by the Ranger Cottage to pick one of the many trail maps available. Chautauqua Park, Boulder. chautauqua.com

Denver Botanic Gardens
Stroll through a living gallery at Denver Botanical Gardens to witness the artistry of nature transform its summer colors into vibrant autumnal foliage. Immerse the family with the hues of fall while fostering a connection with the beauty of nature in the heart of Denver. Tickets start at $11. Denver Botanic Gardens. botanicgardens.org

Georgetown Loop Railroad
All aboard for a family adventure at the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Marvel at breathtaking landscapes as you traverse the Colorado Rockies on historic steam trains. Enjoy an hour-long train ride with the family through the Rocky Mountains. Tickets start at $30. Georgetown Loop Railroad. georgetownlooprr.com

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