Fall in Aspen Snowmass brings cooler temperatures, which initiates the slow transition of aspen leaves to turn from green to gold. The first hint of fall is seen high up on the mountain sides with small swatches of the enormous groves starting to turn. Leaves will start to change in early September, but peak leaf peeking ranges from mid-September through mid-October. The contrast of changing leaves, crisp blue skies and the occasional dusting of snow in the early mornings makes for the perfect photo op. This special time of year gives photogs plenty of reason to travel from around the world to capture images of these stunning landscapes.
Top Hikes for Fall Foliage
- Maroon Bells: Crater Lake Trail
- Snowmass Village: Rim Trail and Tom Blake Trail
- Independence Pass: Drive from Aspen to Leadville
- Castle Creek Valley: Cathedral Lake & American Lake