Right in the heart of the southern Colorado forests, Pagosa Springs, CO, is one of the best places to see fall foliage. The surrounding landscape offers both rocky ledges and lush wooded areas, so you’ll never be bored during your nature walk. When you stay in one of High Country Lodge’s Pagosa Springs, Colorado, cabins, you’ll wake up to the fresh mountain air every morning before heading out for a full day of exploration. If you’re searching for the perfect place to see our gorgeous southern Colorado fall color palette, look no further!
Best Nature Walk in Southern Colorado
Pagosa Springs, CO, provides spectacular views at every turn, so you don’t have to go far for an impressive autumn hike. Just visit one of the many mountain peaks or national forests in our region.
- The Rio Grande National Forest sits just north of our Pagosa Springs cabins and offers 1.83 million acres of panoramic views. The elevation ranges dramatically, from 7,600 to 14,300 feet above sea level. As a result, you’ll see cascading waterfalls, frolicking wildlife, and vibrant trees. A nature walk through this forest is a can’t-miss part of visiting southern Colorado.
- Equal to the Rio Grande National Forest in size and beauty, the San Juan National Forest is another must-see part of our state. It’s west of Pagosa Springs, CO, so it features an entirely different section of mountain scenery. This forest includes the famous Chimney Rock National Monument and several southern Colorado scenic byways, so you can take a nature walk or a driving tour to see the fall color palette. These are some of our favorite fall activities at High Country Lodge & Cabins.
- If a nature walk doesn’t sound up your alley, head over to Silverton on a coal-fired, steam-powered train with Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The train will take you through some of the most unbelievable outdoor areas in North America, and all you have to do is sit back, relax, and take it all in. The route starts in Durango and runs through the Rio Grande National Forest to the historic mining town Silverton. It’s an unforgettable experience.
Scenic Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Cabins
Pagosa Springs is the place to be for Colorado’s vivid fall color palette. Whether you prefer to hike, drive, or ride through the rugged western countryside, High Country Lodge has something for you. Call 800-862-3707 to book your one-of-a-kind experience today.