Colorado’s Hidden Gem For Fall Colors Is Here In Fort Collins
Fall in Colorado is pretty epic. The aspens are legendary and the postcard worthy views are famous to people both to people that have lived here all their lives and to ones that have never even stepped foot in the state.
From mid September through the end of October you can see some of the most impressive scenery in the country in various parts of the state. That's the good news, the bad news is that we're running out of time this year to experience these fall colors so between that and all of the popularity of fall in Colorado comes droves of people and may folks with the same idea as you on a crisp and sunny Colorado weekend day.
That can turn a relaxing day into one of long delays on roads and frustration but I have a spot that I've enjoyed going to every fall for the past several years and here's the kicker, you don't have to drive all day just to see these beautiful fall colors.
That place is Riverbend Ponds right here in Northern Colorado in the heart of Fort Collins.
With various access points, the official address is located on Prospect Street but there are various points to park and enter and whether you're just there to stroll through and enjoy some fall colors, go fishing, birdwatching or anything else, there is plenty to see and do here in this little slice of heaven that feels a hundred miles away from civilization but isn't.
It sits on a big stretch of land along the Cache La Poudre River with various little lakes and wetlands located within and with several miles of trails wondering through, it's a great spot to enjoy an abundance of fall colors without having to deal with the crowds and massive traffic jams just to see some fall colors.
With the season winding down, it would be an ideal time this week to get out, get some fresh air and experience all that Colorado has to offer during the season without any of the headaches that can typically go with this.
I went on Sunday AND Monday because it was so beautiful, here are a few pics that I captured along the way. Get out and experience this for yourself before it's too late.