Would You Believe This Colorado City Is A ‘Top 10 Secret Place’ for Fall Colors?
The fall colors are one of the absolute best things about living in Colorado, so to have an advice website seemingly throw away an opportunity to highlight a great spot, is frustrating.
Many people, not just Coloradans, line up their calendars to get out and see the wonderful fall colors that you can find around Colorado. I can see people taking vacation days, just to get their favorite spots, and get that year's photos. One place that you'd never expect to be on a list like that, is.
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Maybe it was their objective on this particular list to say, "Have you ever thought of...?" To me, however, I just get the feeling they don't know Colorado at all. How else could you explain, with all the small towns, unincorporated locations, hillsides, etc, that lay across the Centennial State, that they'd just (seemingly) grab this city's name out of a hat?
THE 'SECRET' COLORADO LOCATION ON THEIR LIST: DENVER
Denver? Denver is among the Top 10 'Secret' places to see the fall foliage. Yes, it is.
DENVER IS FINE, BUT.. DENVER? WHY?
It turns out, they are saying to go to Denver, and THEN take one or both of two scenic drives that they recommend:
- The Lariat Loop. It's a 40-mile trip, connecting Golden, Morrison, and Evergreen.
- The Peak to Peak Highway. 55 miles from Estes Park to I-70, through Nederland, the Clear Creek Canyon, and Blackhawk.
So, essentially, they are telling travelers to fly into Denver and then hit up these two awesome spots. If anything, look out for even more traffic out there, if their list gets out.