Aspen Tree Autumn Photo Credit: DaveAlan (iStock).

Photo Credit: DaveAlan (iStock).

It's no secret that fall in Colorado is a stunning sight to see, making it not much of a surprise that one Colorado mountain town was featured on Travel & Leisure's list of 'best small towns in the US to see fall foliage.'

The unranked list featured 11 small towns around the country and included Snowmass Village in Colorado.

Just west of Aspen, Snowmass Village is known for its aspen trees, which turn a golden hue come the fall months of the year. One thing that makes fall in this town particularly special is the amount of local outdoor recreation options that put visitors directly into a picturesque scene of flickering fall leaves. From hiking to mountain biking to horseback riding, there's not shortage of ways to experience fall here.

Travel & Leisure mentioned a backpacking trip to Snowmass Lake and a day spent on Crater Lake trail as two local options.

Taos, New Mexico was also mentioned on the list, which is within driving distance for most Coloradans. See the full list here.

Do you think this is the best town for fall in Colorado? Do you think another town shows off with better fall colors? Let us know in the comments below.

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Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run. He's on a mission to summit all 58 of Colorado's fourteeners and has already climbed more than half.


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Crested Butte! By far. No " paved trails" mountain bike heaven as well, lots of wildlife


Why do you all continue to tell all the flatlanders about the too few precious places left? You can't even go to a park any more without a stupid reservation. And never mind the water they use? Get it through your heads that THEY are ruining my state.


Telluride is always the most beautiful town in Colorado


What were you thinking??? Mountain biking and trail-building destroy wildlife habitat! Mountain biking is environmentally, socially, and medically destructive! There is no good reason to allow bicycles on any unpaved trail!

Bicycles should not be allowed in any natural area. They are inanimate objects and have no rights. There is also no right to mountain bike. That was settled in federal court in 1996.


Telluride. No contest.

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