As the colors turn and the temperatures briefly hang in that comfortable interval between too hot and too cold, no extra excuses are required to enjoy the fall. Still, checking out the following four falltime activities can make your fall season even better in Colorado.
Fall color drives
Colorado is home to some of the most scenic fall color drives in the United States. The Maroon Bells, for example, are possibly the most photographed mountains in North America, as they offer an ideal vantage point from which to capture all of the glory of the autumn palette. Other popular fall drives include the highway that meanders through valleys and ridges between Black Hawk and Estes Park, or the Cottonwood Pass Road that passes beneath the mounts Princeton and Yale, which—if you head at the right time—offers a unique portrait of colors; one slope will be gold and the other still summery green. Learn more about places to view Colorado’s fall color at http://colorado.com/articles/10-places-see-colorados-fall-color.
Get in the spirit of Thanksgiving by volunteering. There are numerous opportunities to give back to the community all across Colorado. You can help care for the elderly, provide nutritious meals for the needy at a local dining center, be a friendly face to homeless or struggling veterans and their families or help formerly homeless youths rebuild their lives at a family center. The possibilities for giving a helping hand are endless. For a great resource for finding opportunities to volunteer in Colorado this fall, visit https://voacolorado.org/.
As the weather gets grayer and colder, it is tempting to stay inside and forgo your regular diet and fitness routine. An excellent way to get into the fall spirit and simultaneously stay in shape is to take part in a Turkey Trot—or many. During the fall, big cities and small towns alike will host several dozen races and Turkey Trots throughout Colorado. These include the Panicking Poultry Turkey Trot in Boulder on Nov. 20, the Harvesting Hope 5K in Denver on Nov. 24, the Turkey Rock Trot in Castle Rock also on Nov. 24 and many others. For a comprehensive list of all the upcoming Colorado races, visit http://runningintheusa.com/Race/List.aspx?State=CO.
Denver Veterans Day Festival
On Nov. 12-13, Denver will host a Veterans Day festival at Denver’s Civic Center, giving the people of Denver and the rest of Colorado the opportunity to celebrate and commemorate the nation’s heroes. The main event on Nov. 12 will be a parade representing different military eras dating as far back as the American Revolutionary War. It will feature military memorabilia from each era, including vehicles, weapons and uniforms. Immediately following the parade will be the festival, which will feature live music, military displays, various local vendors and food, fun games for the whole family and even a craft beer garden. The Denver’s Run for Veterans Day will kick off the next day to help support the Colorado Veterans Project. It will be open to all runners, walkers, joggers, kids and even dogs. For all the details about Denver Veterans Day Festival, head over to http://denverveteransday.com.
Wherever you live in Colorado, there are many things you can do to make the fall season that much more special.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.