Everyday Adventure // Fall Drive to Cripple Creek

This is another one of my favorite autumn drives in Colorado – Hwy 67 from Divide to Cripple Creek.  It’s lined with aspen groves and scenic vistas and one of those perfectly winding mountain roads.

Fall in Colorado is sunny days and cool evenings, bright yellow aspens peppered through the evergreens.  It’s perfect hiking weather and perfect cuddling weather.  And it’s my favorite.

There have been more than a few occasions over the past four years that I’ve lamented living in Colorado (I know, the shame! there’s a part of me that’s still a city girl) but lately I have been falling madly in love again – if only because it is the perfect backdrop for some grand adventures.  Or really, the adventures don’t have to be all that grand when they’re set against this kind of backdrop.

A simple afternoon drive, a picnic of peanut butter sandwiches, a walk through a leaf pile.

You’re never going to have that moment back.  So soak it up!

True love, that about sums it up.  A mad love affair with Colorado, with this crisp and colorful season, and with the fact that we’re alive.  It’s an incredible (and sappy – no apologies here) thing.

I still have a few more things on my fall list to accomplish (I’ll be sharing later this week) but so far the season has gone by so pleasantly.  Although it never seems to last long enough, let’s try not to get ahead of ourselves.

Now, Fall, if we could only talk about the fact that your friend Winter is always tagging along on your heels way too closely …

  • DavidOctober 16, 2012 - 12:51 pm

    The drive to Cripple Creek is considered to be one of the best in Colorado. The “back” way into Cripple Creek via Florrisant isn’t bad either. Another nice fall colors drive is US 160 over La Veta Pass.ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzOctober 16, 2012 - 12:53 pm

      David – thanks for the suggestions! I’m always looking for new spots to check out.ReplyCancel

  • mrsmooney27October 16, 2012 - 2:42 pm

    Funny you say “if only because it is the perfect backdrop for some grand adventures. Or really, the adventures don’t have to be all that grand when they’re set against this kind of backdrop.” My husband and I were just talking about our move up there and our vacation that’s coming up and I was telling him that I try to imagine what it’s going to be like with us out there and I never can. Then I told him that Colorado seems like the place that’s in all these amazing pictures that you never really get to see! haha but we ARE!! Thank you so much for sharing your photos! They get me even more amped up to visit and it makes me want to drop everything and just leave LA!ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzOctober 16, 2012 - 5:04 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed them! Hope you vacation and move go smoothly 🙂 Colorado is a great place to be, that’s for sure.ReplyCancel

      • mrsmooney27October 17, 2012 - 10:17 am

        Thank you so much! So far that’s all we’re hearing about Colorado! I’m inclined to believe you haha Thank you so much!

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