Fall in Durango, Colorado is an amazing time of year. Some even say that fall is the best time of year. While each season offers incredible beauty, we absolutely love welcoming autumn with its beautiful vibrant colors that temporarily carpet this amazing state. The changing leaves may have already peaked for the season but here in the mountains, there is still time to enjoy the season’s changes and see the beauty of it all before Old Man Winter arrives. Now is the perfect time to plan your getaway to Durango. Grab the family and hop in the car. Cruise the mountain roads and immerse yourself in the fading signs of fall’s vibrant yellows, reds and oranges from the Oak Brush, Aspens and Cottonwoods.
There is never a bad time to take a trip to southern Colorado, but fall is a great time to visit. Aside from the gorgeous scenery of the San Juan National Forest, the Durango area offers tons of incredible hiking trails, historic train rides through the beautiful Colorado wilderness, fall festivals and pumpkin patch events and opportunities for amazing photography. With beautiful weather still in our reach, there isn’t a better time to stretch your legs and enjoy the great outdoors. Hiking or biking in southwestern Colorado during the fall is incredible. Check out some great trails here and get out there!
After you have enjoyed the great outdoors, snuggle up and relax at our beautiful Blue Lake Ranch. Our property is nestled on 200 secluded acres with breathtaking views of the La Plata Mountains, meandering meadows, lush gardens, and a private spring-fed trout filled lake.
Blue Lake Ranch features 16 amazing accommodation options that will compliment your fall mountain getaway. Each room, suite, casita, and cabin is individually decorated for elegance. There is nothing “cookie-cutter” or standard about Blue Lake Ranch. Enjoy the crisp fall air and gorgeous surroundings from your private deck and warm yourself in front of the cozy fireplace in your room.
Don’t delay too long and miss out on some wonderful fall activities. Old Man Winter (whom we absolutely love) will be returning soon bringing with him some wonderfully different ways of enjoying the mountains. For now, spend some quality time with your family and make this fall an extra special season this year.