It’s that time of year again folks. In Colorado, we call it Leaf Peeping Season. The aspen are really popping with their autumn colors! We took a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park last weekend and OH! the colors! Pick a scenic drive anywhere in the mountains of Colorado and you’ll be amazed as well!
I don’t know about you, but I like to do a little bit of research before I go. Here are some of the things I think about before heading out:
Where to find the best leaf peeping?
I like driving along some of Colorado’s Scenic Byways. These roads offer some of the best views during leaf peeping season, and really, all year long! Here’s a link to the Colorado DOT official map. And if you want to print their colorful guide before you head out, here is a link to that.
There are a couple of articles with lists of some of the best places and times. Here’s one by the Coloradan. Here’s another with an Aspen Report at Rocky Mountain National Park. And, finally, the Denver Post published this article in early September with the wheres and whens.
What will the weather be like on your Leaf Peeping Day?
My favorite weather site is Weather Underground. I like that I can use them to check the weather on my computer before I leave home. They also have a great app that allows me to check the weather for where ever I am.
Can I post on Social Media?
Sometimes it is frustrating to drive along the mountain roads and not have a cell signal. You want to share those wonderful photos on Instagram or another Social Media site, but can’t. I haven’t been on all of Colorado’s Scenic Byways, but here is a guide I wrote to cell service along the Peak to Peak Highway.
Also, here’s a link to my post last year about leaf peeping websites.
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