From mid September to early October, Colorado transforms into a large ocean of golden leaves — and it’s absolutely glorious.

5 Gorgeous Places to See Colorado’s Fall Colors

"Colorado has no shortages of places to view autumn color. The state is known for colorful fall aspen groves, which starkly contrast the green pine trees." Sarah Lamagna

See fall colors below stunning peaks at one of the most photogenic spots in the US.

Maroon Bells

Perfect Colorado leaf peeping if you only have an afternoon away from Denver.

Guanella Pass

Settle for no less than the largest aspen grove in the state at this amazing spot near Crested Butte.

Kebler Pass

"Use this ice-breaker when you’re trying to hit on someone at a bar:  What’s the largest singular organism in the world?  It's an aspen grove." Sarah Lamagna

If you have time after your leaf peeping, head down into the town of Fairplay, where the creators of South Park grew up.

Kenosha Pass

Aspens, rock formations, and views of the breathtaking San Juan mountain range.

Last Dollar Road