Tired of long, leaf-peeping drives? Stay in the city!

by | Sep 20, 2023 | Blog, Denver Activities, Home & Lifestyle | 0 comments

Every year around this time, articles abound on where to see the best fall color displays in the mountains. People then flock to the hills, only to find themselves fuming about traffic jams.

But there are plenty of gorgeous spots to view brilliant colors in the Denver-metro area. If you don’t have the time to head the mountains, we suggest these places:

Cherry Creek Reservoir: Much of the reservoir landscape is prairieland, and when fall comes, the grasses turn soft shades of orange, red and brown. The palette it creates is simply stunning in its own understated way.

Highline Canal: This 71-mile trail is lined with giant trees offering shade to walkers. In the fall, that shade turns into a colorful visual display that makes the walk even more enjoyable.

City Park: The vast expanse of grass here sets off the fall colors of the trees beautifully as leaves turn to varying shades of red and orange. Take a picnic and enjoy the sight.

Jefferson Park: Located in north Denver, this park offers rolling topography and mature trees with glorious fall color. On the park’s west side you’ll see the charming backdrop of downtown Denver.

Bear Creek Lake Park: In this 2,624-acre park, you’ll find a resplendent seasonal experience, including plenty of hiking trails of varying lengths.

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