fall in the pikes peak region
Top 4 ways to see the leaves change
Days are getting shorter and temperatures are getting lower as summer in Manitou comes to a close—and we’re not mad about it! Fall in the Pikes Peak Region is pure magic, complete with pumpkin patches, corn mazes and green chili. But you’ll have to look up to catch the biggest transformation this fall. Between mid-September and early October, Colorado is awash with golden yellows as the leaves change. With such a short window of time, make your plans now to peep the leaves here in Manitou and across the Pikes Peak Region.
Downtown Manitou Springs
Mueller State Park
Most scenic drive:
Gold Camp Road to Cripple Creek
Most epic backdrop:
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
Know before you go
Tips for planning your fall trip
Dress in layers
Don’t let the lower temps fool you—hot afternoons aren’t unusual in the fall.
Keep a reusable water bottle with you and fill it up at one of 8 mineral springs in Manitou.
Golden aspens make for the perfect backdrop to a family photo or senior portrait.