If you’ve traveled to other parts of Colorado and come to Spanish Peaks Country for the first time, you might find yourself surprised and delighted by how diverse, rich, and stunning the landscape is. From Spanish Peaks Country’s unique geological features to its fertile fields and green mountains, the region is one of Colorado’s most beautiful.
Like much of Colorado, one of the most wonderful times of the year to visit is in the fall when the aspens change from green to shades of gold and red.
Want to check out the fall colors in Spanish Peaks Country? We recommend heading to these locations.
Uptop Historic District
Discover the Uptop Historic on the top of La Veta Pass. Once home to The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, historic Uptop businesses have gone through many iterations, including a sawmill, a tavern, and a small ski resort. Its historic buildings are open to exploring and nearby trails make this a hiker’s delight.
Bear Lake Campground
Bear Lake Campground is located in the beautiful San Isabel National Forest at an elevation of 10,480 ft. Views of the nearby Culebra Mountain Range with aspen and spruce forests offer campers a genuine Colorado experience.
Blue Lakes Campground
Blue Lake Campground, located at 10,440 feet in elevation, has a beautiful little lake ideal for fishing.
Cordova Pass sits on the western shoulder of the West Spanish Peak, rises to an elevation of 11,2560 feet, and lies just outside the Spanish Peaks Wilderness.
Cuchara Mountain Park
A formally abandoned ski resort is now Cuchara Mountain Park, , an environmentally sensitive facility that offers year-round opportunities for recreation, education, entertainment, special events and socializing.