National Public Lands Day
Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Fee Free Day
In honor of National Public Lands Day, fees will be waived at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument as well as the 400 plus other national park units across the United States.
See The Fall Foliage
Pikes Peak Highway
Take the trip up Pikes Peak Highway for a breath of fresh mountain air and breathtaking golden hues. Not only is the mountain drive enjoyable, the colors really make it worthwhile. Just wait until you get a chance to stand at the summit of America's Mountain - Pikes Peak and overlook the city.
Highway 67 Through Cripple Creek
Another route, Highway 67. These 71 miles of winding roads travel through various sections of southern Colorado - a must-stop is the historic mining town of Cripple Creek. Once there, a visit is warranted to the Cripple Creek Heritage Center, views from the windows are spectacular. Continue to the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine surrounded by shades of orange and yellow. Head further down Highway 67 after leaving Cripple Creek and experience part of the Gold Belt Scenic Byway.
A great photo op includes a look through the quaking aspen-lined road of Rampart Range to Pikes Peak. This is an inspiring photo anytime, but at its height during the fall months of late September and early October. Pull up and park at the nearby Stanley and Rampart reservoirs for a water-reflected image. The next time the scenic route mentality strikes, you'll know exactly how to take the long way home.