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Fall Leaf Tour

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

ZIM staff are looking forward to the changing of the season and leaves. Here are a few of our best suggestions for taking in some fall landscapes in Colorado with a couple bonus travel locations.


Georgetown Loop Railroad – What better way to see the changing leaves than by train? The Georgetown Loop Railroad is located 45 miles west of Denver and has special events throughout the fall. Fall Colors Sept 16-18th and Sept 23-25th , Pumpkin fest Sept 30th - Oct 2nd , and Autumn Fest in October. Take this historic train ride through the changing season and enjoy all the season has to offer!

Independence Pass – At 12,000 feet Independence Pass is the highest paved state highway that crosses over the continental divide in Colorado, which means that you’ll get some awesome views from anywhere on the 32-mile-long highway. Make sure to pack a jacket and be careful of quick changes in the weather. Bad weather can make the highway difficult to navigate, so plan ahead!

Bonus Locations

The Berkshires, Massachusetts – Mid-October is peak foliage in the Berkshires, and with a variety of hiking options and cute towns and inns all along scenic highways, we could spend the whole month taking in the variety of colors. (on left)

Brown County State Park, Indiana – For those whose interests in fall leaves overlaps with a love of covered bridges and folk art, Brown County is a great option. Brown County hosts two covered bridges, built in 1838 and 1880, that you can still drive through to add to your fall leaf experience. Then pop over to Nashville, IN for a thriving folk art and music scene that will round out your fall experience. View the Brown County Leaf Cam here for a real-time glimpse of the transforming leaves. (on right)


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