It’s hard to fully appreciate the magnitude and beauty of an American autumn unless you go a season without seeing the leaves change. While Europe is full of old world wonders, there is nothing that compares to the natural beauty of a fall season in the US. The changing colors marking a change in season is a simple, but grand concept.
Since it is officially the second day of the fall season, I wanted to share with you a stunning scenic drive. If you live in Colorado, set out for the Peak to Peak Highway (Route 72) in late September or early October in order to catch sight of the changing yellow leaves. You can even combine the drive with a fall hike in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
The views even on a normal day are spectacular, but combine that with the fall season and you have something else entirely.
Bring a camera, perhaps some hot apple cider or a coffee, and feel free to pull over to the side of the road (cautiously, of course) for a better look. You won’t be alone. Plenty of drivers pull over and many cars line up along the shoulder.
Later this week I’ll post an idea for an easy fall hike nearby!
Peak to Peak Highway | Route 72 | Boulder County | Colorado