Fall Color Full and Half-Day Hikes

Overview

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
$30-$80/person

Our fall color full and half-day backcountry hikes highlight the beautiful fall foliage of Vail and the Colorado Rockies! Our early September hikes take you into the alpine zone to witness the rusty hues of autumn above tree line. During peak fall color foliage (mid-September – mid October) we highlight trails that showcase Colorado’s iconic Aspen forests.

Full Day Hikes: Mondays & Thursdays | $80/person, ages 14+
Half-Day Hikes: Tuesdays | $30/person, ages 12+
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September 3 @ 7:00 am Cross Creek Half Day Hike |

The popular Cross Creek trail is one of the most beautiful fall hikes in the Vail Valley. This hike features unique granite geology and rocky outcrops with views of the […]

September 5 @ 7:00 am Kokomo Pass Hike |

Departing from historic Camp Hale, training grounds for the renowned 10th Mountain Division, this hike follows the Colorado & Continental Divide Trails to a high alpine pass. We will head north […]

September 9 @ 7:00 am Mount Thomas Hike |

About 1 hour from Walking Mountains near the town of Eagle, Mount Thomas is one of our guides’ favorite hikes. After climbing moderately through spruce/fir forests and multiple wildflower meadows, […]

September 10 @ 8:30 am Martin Creek Half Day Hike |

Martin Creek is the place to be when the aspens are changing color! This hike travels for miles through continuous aspen forest. In the upper reaches of the trail we […]

September 12 @ 7:00 am Half Moon Pass Hike |

Half Moon Pass is a beautiful alpine pass along the trail to Mount of the Holy Cross. This hike climbs on the Holy Cross trail for 1.5 miles to tree […]

September 16 @ 7:00 am Iron Edge Hike |

We’re returning in September to the Iron Edge Trail–this time hiking out and back to a beautiful alpine view point above Lake Charles. The Iron Edge Trail starts near the […]

September 17 @ 8:30 am East Lake Creek |

Another one of our favorite fall colors hikes, the East Lake Creek trail travels past some of the largest aspens in the Vail area and into the East Lake Creek […]

September 19 @ 7:00 am Gore Lake Hike |

Gore Lake is a long & challenging day that rewards hikers with one of the most remote & spectacular alpine lakes in the East Vail region of the Gore Range. […]

September 23 @ 7:00 am Martin Creek Full Day Hike |

One of our favorite fall hikes–Martin Creek is the place to be when the aspens are changing color! This hike travels for miles through continuous aspen forest. In the upper […]

September 24 @ 8:00 am Fall Color Featured Hike | Piney Lake |

Featured Half Day Hike to Piney Lake -- Discount rate for a mid-day hike! Join Walking Mountains Science Center on a hike through Colorado's golden aspen forests! This partial day […]

September 26 @ 7:00 am East Lake Creek Hike |

On our fall trip to East Lake Creek we will hike further up the valley into the heart of the Holy Cross Wilderness. A 6-7 mile (one way) hikes takes us […]

September 30 @ 7:00 am Martin Creek/Cross Creek Loop Hike |

Join us for the most spectacular fall colors hike on our schedule. This loop combines two beautiful fall hikes, Martin Creek & Cross Creek, in a point to point loop […]

October 1 @ 7:00 am Martin Creek Half Day Hike |

Martin Creek is the place to be when the aspens are changing color! This hike travels for miles through continuous aspen forest. In the upper reaches of the trail we […]

October 3 @ 7:00 am Whiskey Creek Loop Hike |

The Whiskey Creek Loop combines the beautiful, forested Whiskey Creek trail with a descent through the open meadows of Meadow Mountain. We will start on the newly completed Evercrisp trail, […]

October 7 @ 7:00 am Cross Creek Hike |

The popular Cross Creek trail is one of the most beautiful valley hikes on our schedule. This hike features unique granite geology and dozens of rocky outcrops where views of […]

October 8 @ 8:30 am East Lake Creek Half Day Hike |

Another one of our favorite fall colors hikes, the East Lake Creek trail travels past some of the largest aspens in the Vail area and into the East Lake Creek […]

October 14 @ 7:00 am Squaw Creek Loop Hike |

The Squaw Creek Loop is a beautiful loop hike near Edwards that features a mix of aspen, pine, and spruce/fir forests as well as the panoramic views of Big Park. […]

October 15 @ 8:30 am Cross Creek Half Day Hike |

The popular Cross Creek trail is one of the most beautiful fall hikes in the Vail Valley. This hike features unique granite geology and rocky outcrops with views of the […]

October 17 @ 7:00 am New York Mountain Hike |

The standard route up New York Mountain offers a shorter approach to this beautiful peak in the northern Sawatch Mountains. This hike is our shortest peak ascent, however it still […]

October 21 @ 7:00 am Sneve Gulch |

The Sneve Gulch trail begins in aspen and climbs up steeply to an overlook of Sylvan Lake. This well-marked, maintained trail has steep grades while passing through open meadows, aspen, […]

October 22 @ 8:30 am Martin Creek Half Day Hike |

Martin Creek is the place to be when the aspens are changing color! This hike travels for miles through continuous aspen forest. In the upper reaches of the trail we […]

October 28 @ 7:00 am Tennessee Pass Hike |

Tennessee Pass is a fantastic hike for those wanting to experience Colorado hiking without the challenging climbs characteristic of most Eagle County hikes. On this hike we will hike along […]

October 29 @ 8:30 am East Lake Creek |

Another one of our favorite fall colors hikes, the East Lake Creek trail travels past some of the largest aspens in the Vail area and into the East Lake Creek […]

October 31 @ 7:00 am Buck Creek Hike |

Join us in our own backyard for a trip into the hills overlooking Avon, and Walking Mountains Science Center’s campus. Departing from Buck Creek Road, just above Walking Mountains’ campus, […]