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Here’s the Best Times to See the Leaves Change Colors in Colorado This Year

Sep 2, 2022, 3:40 PM | Updated: Mar 23, 2024, 8:30 am

WESTONBIRT, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  A leaf displays autumn colours in Westonbirt Arboretum in the Co...

WESTONBIRT, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: A leaf displays autumn colours in Westonbirt Arboretum in the Cotswolds near Tetbury on October 26, 2011 in Westonbirt, England. The National Arboretum experiences one of its busiest times during the Autumn months as visitors flock to see the variety of colours displayed in the arboretum's tree collection. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

(Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks, and that means it won’t be long until it’s time to go leaf-peeping in Colorado.

Because the weather has been a little warmer than average this year, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is the color changing will happen a little later than normal this years. The good news is it will be worth the wait because the warmth should make the colors more intense than normal.

The peak times to see the change will also depend on where you’re looking… Experts predict these will be the best times to go peeping in certain parts of our state;

  • Sept. 15-30: Rocky Mountain National Park, Steamboat Springs, Flat Tops
  • Sept. 17-Oct. 1: Vail, Summit County, Aspen, Gunnison, Grand Mesa
  • Sept. 19-Oct. 3: Northern San Juan Mountains, Southern San Juan Mountains, Sangre De Cristo Mountains
  • Early October: Denver

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Here’s the Best Times to See the Leaves Change Colors in Colorado This Year