5 Best Ways to See the Telluride Fall Colors

A stunning view of the golden Aspen leaves

The beginning of autumn brings with it a stunning show of Telluride’s fall colors! When the aspen groves transform their golden leaves, it is the perfect time to head out for an adventure to step into nature. Book a Telluride vacation rental to see the magic of the fall colors and experience autumn in the Rocky Mountains for yourself!  

Here are the 5 best ways to see Telluride, Colorado in the Fall!  

1. 4x4 Tours 

One of the best ways to see the stunning fall foliage is from the seat of a 4x4! There are plenty of trails that allow for jeeps to go off-road in search of stunning scenery. Visitors can choose between a fully guided 4x4 tour or rent a jeep for themselves to explore by themselves. Some of the best trails to see the golden Aspens include Imogen Pass, Tomboy Road to Tomboy Ghost Town, Ophir Pass, and more!  

2. Bear Creek Trail 

Bear Creek trail is a very popular 5.1-mile out-and-back style hiking path that features stunning scenery and even a waterfall! Hike along the path to enjoy the golden leaves on the aspen trees and experience the beauty of the Colorado Rockies.  

3. Lizard Head Wilderness 

The Lizard Head Wilderness is another destination for seeing the golden aspen trees near Telluride, Colorado. There are a variety of hiking trails within the wilderness ranging from moderate to most difficult that allow you to view Telluride’s fall colors and other sights such as Hope Lake, El Diente Peak, and Wilson Peak. Lace-up your hiking boots and head out for adventure in Lizard Head Wilderness! 

4. Bridal Veil Falls 

For a shorter hike, head to Bridal Veil Falls. The 2-mile out-and-back style trail is a popular spot for hiking and also off-road vehicles. The rocky hiking trail leads to waterfalls and offers beautiful sights along the way. The hiking trail can be rocky and steep at times so be sure to wear proper footwear and be prepared for a journey to these waterfalls! 

5. Ride the Gondola  

If you prefer to take in the views from above, take a ride in the Telluride Gondola! The 13-minute ride offers stunning views of the San Juan Mountains as well as sweeping views of the golden aspen leaves. The gondola takes you between Telluride and Mountain Village and is free during the summer season which runs from May 27th - October 17th, 2021. Hop aboard the gondola to enjoy the sights for yourself!  

Book a Telluride Vacation Rental for a Fall Getaway

Book a Telluride vacation rental to see the fall colors for yourself. With properties in Mountain Village and the town of Telluride, you can find the ideal place to call your home-away-from-home in the San Juan mountains. You can also find Telluride rentals with amenities such as a private hot tub or a pet-friendly property to bring along your four-legged family members! 

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