Scenic Fall Hikes and Drives

Breckenridge has amazing scenery just about any time of year, but autumn is particularly stunning.  When the weather starts to get a bit chillier, but before the snow starts to come down, the aspen trees start to change to a vibrant yellow and orange. If you have never seen an aspen tree change colors, Breckenridge in the fall is a must!

The best time to see the fall foliage varies every year, and the short window of opportunity can range between September and early October. If you plan to be here around this time, take a hike or drive to see the best fall scenery!

A favorite fall hike just 15 minutes south of Breckenridge is Blue Lakes. A short walk around the lake gets you to a waterfall with views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Keep your eyes open for mountain goats!

A must-do in Breckenridge is to drive up Boreas Pass Road. The road is lined on either side with aspens and takes you all the way up to the continental divide, with breathtaking views of the Tenmile Range overlooking Breckenridge.

Another must-see just ten minutes north of Breckenridge is Sapphire Point. This beautiful spot has panoramic views of Lake Dillon, Silverthorne, Dillon, and Mount Buffalo.

For detailed hiking, biking, running and driving trails with the best fall foliage, look for the four-part Fall Foliage Focus series posted on Facebook and

We hope to see you this fall!