An RV Trip to Boulder Colorado for Beautiful Fall Foliage

Downtown Boulder Colorado

Downtown Boulder Colorado as seen from the foothills

Taking an RV trip to Boulder, Colorado is a wonderful experience, especially in the fall months. Of course, you have the aspen that turn vibrant shades and a wide variety of outdoor recreation to look forward to. You will find RV camping in Boulder is plentiful. There is a wide choice of campsites that will accommodate your RV with plenty of amenities.

Although the aspen spectacle of colors usually peaks in September, you never know when you will find a pocket of color. There are many other trees turning as well, and you will have plenty of views of marvelous autumn leaves. Bring a bike or your hiking gear, because you will want to get out into the forests to be right in among the beauty.

A popular place to go in the fall around Boulder is Flagstaff Mountain. There is a nature center at the summit, and you can hike there for amazing views. You are bound to see wildlife as well as panoramic views of fall foliage.

To get out into the forests, you will want to take some hiking trails. The East Portal Trailhead is always a favorite. Branching trails will take you just about anywhere you have the inclination to hike. The Switzerland Trail follows an old railroad grade. The full length is fourteen miles, so get ready for the long haul. Have an ATV with you? You can use it on this trail.

For more fall colors, be sure to get to Mesa Trail. The south end always shows the displays of the cottonwoods. Running along the Front Range foothills, this is a marvelous hike in the autumn. Eldorado Canyon Trail is another outstanding hike, although it can be somewhat steep as you start out. It is a 3.5-mile hike one way.

Within Boulder you will find there are a number of places to go, inside and out, for a great time. Sticking to the Boulder Creek Path will take you sixteen miles through town and up into Boulder Canyon. Boulder Falls offers the opportunity to witness a lovely waterfall just a few minutes west of town.

Want to get indoors and find some history of the area? The Boulder History Museum can give you a fine taste of the historic past of the Boulder region of Colorado. The significant collection of artifacts makes for an interesting visit. And then there is a contemporary art experience at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art on 13th Street in downtown Boulder. Something you shouldn’t pass up.

Fall is definitely a premiere time for an RV adventure. You can get away from it all, marvel at the colors this season brings and experience the outdoors as it should be experienced. In autumn you also avoid the summer crowds. But Boulder is a place of wonder, no matter the season. Be sure to come back again, next time in the summer, for warm weather fun.

Picture credits: The picture of the downtown Boulder is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons  Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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