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Four Ways to Experience Fall Colors in Colorful Colorado

As the summer heat starts to fade, it’s a sure sign that fall is on the way. Fall is the optimum time to book a vacation to Colorful Colorado, boasting an array of vibrant red, orange and yellow foliage – and Durango provides the perfect setting to enjoy this color palette first hand. Read on to discover some top ways to experience fall around Glacier. ​​

Durango Train

Step back in time and hop aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The ride weaves through breathtaking canyons and wilderness of San Juan National Forest. You can experience a slice of history on the same track that miners, cowboys and settlers utilized over 100 years ago. This adventure is perfect for the entire family and allows you to see the fall colors up close.

Discovery Stay

If you’re interested in exploring Real Estate options at Glacier, book a discovery stay with our sales team. The stay consists of either a two- or three-night stay in a cabin or cottage, situated in a picturesque setting with autumn colors. Guests can enjoy daily activities customized to their preferences, as well as access to Glacier services and amenities. 

Horseback Riding

Explore the mountain trails on horseback. Trail rides are available through Buck’s Livery, which is located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Whether you’re an experienced rider or it’s your first time on horseback, Buck’s offers an assortment of trail rides to choose from.


When visiting Durango, be sure to pack your hiking boots. Trek through alpine forests, encounter refreshing waterfalls and glismpe the magnificent fall colors firsthand. Vallecito Reservoir and Gudy’s Rest are among some of the most popular hikes. The trails are lined with aspen, oak and pine trees. The plethora of lookouts give you plenty of opportunities to see the fall colors and snap some photos.