Here’s When Prime Leaf Peeping Will Happen in Colorado This Fall

By Shawn Patrick on August 29, 2023
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Pumpkin spice is back pretty much everywhere, so leaf peeping has to be coming to Colorado soon, right? Truth is, it’s probably coming even faster than you think… 

Denver7’s Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson says it looks like we should see our peak color on schedule this year. The best color over the northern mountains should begin around Sept. 12 and last through the 24th. The central mountains will be about five days behind, with the southern mountain areas rounding out the last days of the month and the first five days of October.

September 12th, by the way, is exactly two weeks from today (Aug. 29th)! SO get your hoodies, flannels, PSLs, and get ready for Colorado leaf peeping!! 


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