Things to do When Visiting Western Colorado in the Fall

If you're traveling to Western Colorado for a family vacation, as a wedding guest or just for a quick weekend getaway there are so many great activities you can take advantage of. The Rocky Mountains are an incredible place to visit in all seasons but today's blog post is dedicated to Things to Do in Colorado in the Fall Season.

The cool thing to remember is that some of the adventures we share in this blog post can also be enjoyed in other seasons!

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Things to do in Colorado Western Slope


things to do when visiting colorado in the fall

PEACH FARM TOURS - Technically you can head to the peach orchards anytime but if you want catch the delicious peach season in Palisade, CO you'll want to go around mid-August! 

Talbott's Farm Stand | Suncrest Orchard Alpacas | Davis Family Farms

HANGING LAKE - Hanging Lake is a super popular and moderate trip the whole family can take. Hanging Lake was formed by a geologic fault according to and is totally worth the hike! Round-trip (to hanging lake and back to your car) is 2.4 miles total! 

More Info on Hanging Lake

CAVE TOURS - Glenwood Caverns has long been a caving hotspot for tourists! You can choose from a few different tour styles and all ages are welcome!

Glenwood Caverns

ADVENTURE PARK - In addition to cave tours Glenwood Caverns is home to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park which is America's only mountain-top theme park! It's packed with award-winning rides and attractions and you have to take a gondola to get there!

SPAS - Don't forget to relax a little while you're in town, you're on vacation after all! Glenwood Springs has plenty of spas to choose from! 

Spa of the Rockies | Splendor Mountain Spas | Yampah Spa & Salon

SHOPPING - Some of our favorite little shops in Downtown Glenwood are A La Carte, Elizabeth Dean Boutique and Bluebird Cafe!

A La Carte | Elizabeth Dean Boutique | Bluebird Cafe

HORSEBACK RIDING - Hit the trails with your family and friends on a sunset horseback ride through the mountains!

Glenwood Adventure Company | Capitol Peak Outfitters

PUMPKIN PATCH & CORN MAZE - A perfect Fall staple! Pumpkins, hay rides, apple cider and more!

Studt's Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze | New Castle Gardens

ROCK CLIMBING -  Rifle Falls State Park features space rock climbing, camping and picnics!

If you liked this Activity Guide check out our other guides too!

Things to do in Western Colorado in the Summer

Things to do in Western Colorado in the Winter