It’s only an hour from Denver and has extremely accessible trails, as it’s part of the 400+ mile Colorado Trail.
If you would like to read about everywhere I took my mom, including the Leadville Train and the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House, check out my itinerary blog post HERE!
Fortunately, when we started to get closer and higher up in elevation, everything started to change. First, the sun came out helping to raise the temperature outside by almost 20 degrees! Then, the leaves started to show out. The higher we drove into the mountains, the more changing leaves we saw. At this point, we were beyond excited to be arriving!
We set up a little picnic on a small hill looking down onto the trial and pond with 360 degree views of the foliage. We sat and snacked still in amazement of the scenery. Neither of us could shut up about how stunning it was.
When we finally finished the hummus off, we packed it up and got back in the car. Luckily, we were going the opposite way of the heavy traffic and continued our journey to Buena Vista where the views and fun never really stopped! Kenosha Pass was just the start for us!
After Kenosha we continued down the highway to Buena Vista where we soaked in Mount Princeton Hot Spring and then road the Leadville Train! Read about our entire road trip HERE!
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