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10 Best Places for Fall Foliage

Best Seasonal Cities


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Castle Rock, CO

Fall Foliage in Castle Rock, CO

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo Courtesy of Demetri Mouratis

Yellow aspens gild Pike National Forest, 30 minutes away from Castle Rock, CO, which is a town just south of Denver and north of Colorado Springs. Featuring a vast array of evergreen and deciduous specimens, Pike National Forest showcases fall foliage of all types, from yellow to deep green, proving that autumn can arrive in all shades of colors. Thanks to the nearby mountains and namesake butte, Castle Rock residents spend their free time outdoors, enjoying the surrounding mountains and golden trees. With Denver just a short drive away, Castle Rock's location allows residents easy access to the big city, but an escape from the hustle and bustle. The city is near several superb fishing spots and great hiking and biking trails. It's also near a collection of campgrounds including Devil's Head, Flat Rocks, Green Mountain, Lone Rock and Jackson Creek, to name a few.

Don’t Miss: scope out the scenery at Pike’s Peak Cog Railway

Tree Types: aspen and Douglas fir

Great Drives: Take I-25 S to Manitou Springs for Pike's Peak Cog Railway; from there, US-24 meanders through Pike National Forest

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