Fall is on the Way- A Great Time to Be in Keystone

Keystone is an amazing place to view Colorado’s Fall Colors!

A few of the leaves in Summit County have already started changing colors, meaning Fall is on it’s way.. and even better, that Winter will be here before we know it!  Fall is an incredible time to visit Keystone; the summer crowds have dwindled and it feels as if you have the whole resort to yourself.  Many of the restaurants in Summit County offer 2-for-1 deals, making it easy to enjoy a gourmet meal at just a fraction of the price you would normally pay.  The temperatures are cool, making it the ideal weather for hiking and biking.  Equipment shops start running fall sales to get rid of last year’s equipment, meaning you can receive savings up to 70% off on a new pair of skis, boots, googles, and other gear.  The quiet and relaxed atmosphere during the off season is a nice change from the normal hustle and bustle at the resort.  You can also visit some of the Fall themed events in Summit County, including Wine in the Pines, Oktoberfest, Fall for the Arts, Fall Fest and more.

Probably the biggest reason to come though is for the Colorado Fall Colors.  Keystone is home to Aspens which change to brilliant gold and orange hues, creating hills of gorgeous colors.  Although the exact dates cannot be predicted, typically September is the best month to view the colors.  There are numerous trails in the Keystone and Montezuma areas that offer superb color viewing opportunities, including the Peru Creek trail and Keystone Gulch area.  If you have never tried cross country mountain biking, it is a great way to cover alot of terrain and really submerse yourself in the beautiful scenery. There are many trails that are considered beginner level to get started on.  You can also ride your bike up one of the scenic passes such as Loveland or Hoosier.  Another way to view the colors is to take a scenic drive on one of the many beautiful roads in Summit County such as Montezuma Road, The Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway over Independence Pass, or the Copper Minturn Loop.

SummitCove is sticking with the 2-for-1 theme and offering A FREE Night, when you buy one night from September 10 until October 31st, at participating properties.  Experience the colors from the balcony view shown above at Expedition Station or be tucked away in the woods at Trapper’s Crossing Townhomes.  You can’t pass up these amazing prices during your Fall Color Viewing Tour!  Take a break from the city life and experience the brilliance and beauty of the Colorado wilderness during one of its most beautiful seasons!

Flashes of Fall

Flashes of Fall in Keystone

For anyone that has resided on the East Coast you may know that autumn can be an amazing time of the year; fall in Colorado is not too bad either. The weather is mild, the sun is always out and it seems like Mother Nature is just beckoning you to come play. Unlike the reds, greens and oranges of the deciduous trees of the East Coast; in Colorado, it is the amazing and abundant Aspen trees that change in all their glory to a brilliant, fiery yellow.

There is something about the stark beauty of the tree’s white trunks, coupled with the contrasting yellow leaves that will catch you standing in awe. Generally, fall doesn’t set in back east until the end of September. But even though we just ushered out the summer here in Colorado, the hillsides are already starting to blaze a beautiful yellow. Autumn took us by surprise, and it is an exciting time of the year (it means winter is right around the corner). So next time you are out and about shopping for new skis, stop for a moment to enjoy the beautiful foliage that Colorado has to offer.

 

How Can You Say 'No' To This?

 

Late September and October in Keystone is an experience unto itself. The leaves are changing, the summer crowds are gone and the city is a peaceful, quiet resort town surrounded by the endless beauty of the Rocky Mountains (not to mention we cut our rates for Fall). If you have a free weekend, it is a great place for an autumn getaway.