Winter Park in September
It is getting to be Fall up here in Winter Park, Colorado. September is my favorite month with the changing of the colors and the cool, crisp mornings and evenings. It doesn’t get any better for scenery and it is the best time of year for mountain biking.
A perfect day is waking up to a nice hot cup of coffee to be enjoyed on the deck followed by fresh pancakes and eggs. Off to mountain biking up behind Rendezvous for a few hours and then a good soak in a pool or hot tub. Evening comes around and it’s a great dinner at Tabernash Tavern or the Cheeky Monk followed with a bottle of good wine sitting around the fire on the patio.
It is the time for all the aspens to change colors also. The last couple of weekends are when we get the most colors from the aspen. Nothing more fun than a drive up to Grand Lake a trip through Rocky Mountain National Park to see the changing of the colors.
It is the best time for mountain biking also. A little cooler than in the summer it makes for long, long bicycle trips just can not be beat. Riding the bike on a trail covered with freshly fallen aspen leaves is like walking on rose pedals – there is something magical about it.
September is the time when hot tubs earn their keep. Nothing better than sitting under the stars in the warm jets easing letting the muscles relax.
The changing of the colors is a special time in the Colorado Rockies. Don’t miss the grandeur that a Colorado fall can offer. Blue skies, orange, red, gold and yellow trees and the blue water of our rivers will make a trip to the Rockies in fall worthwhile.