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Go Here Now: Four Towns with Mind-Blowing Fall Foliage

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The shoulder season has officially begun in ski towns across the country. The quiet time between summer and winter, shoulder season can be a rough period for ski addicts. Curbed Ski has already recommended a new ski film to pass the days, but let's face it, you need to get outside too. Combat the powder itch by heading to your nearest ski town to see the fall foliage. Whether you live in Vermont or Utah, here's a list of four great places to see the colors. The best part? Many mountain towns have already seen some snow and nothing makes fall colors pop quite like the mix of gold and white.


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1. Hope Valley, CA

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Hope Valley is less than 20 miles away from the craziness of South Lake Tahoe, but it feels like a world apart. Expect jaw dropping views of the Sierra's and eye-popping color of yellow, orange, and red. Check out Caples Lake or try the berry cobbler at Sorenson's Resort. [Sorenson's Resort]

2. Park City, UT

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528 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060
If mountain biking through aspen trees is your idea of fall fun, don't miss the Mid-Mountain trail near Park City. Finish off the fun with dinner or drinks at the High West Distillery and Saloon.

3. Leadville, CO

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809 Harrison Avenue
Leadville, CO 80461
If you want to avoid the fur coats and crowds in Aspen, head to Leadville for spectacular fall colors and a relaxed town vibe. Hike on the Colorado Trail near Ski Cooper and Camp Hale, or mountain bike in the aspens around Twin Lakes. Finish off your day with a shot of whiskey or moonshine at Two Guns Distillery. [Leadville and Twin Lakes]

4. Stowe, VT

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51 South Main Street
Stowe, VT 05672
If red is your favorite fall color, Stowe is not to be missed. Head to Smuggler's Notch State Park for miles of trails and the classic foliage experience. [Smuggler's Notch Resort]

1. Hope Valley, CA

14255 State Route 88 Hope Valley, California 96120
Hope Valley is less than 20 miles away from the craziness of South Lake Tahoe, but it feels like a world apart. Expect jaw dropping views of the Sierra's and eye-popping color of yellow, orange, and red. Check out Caples Lake or try the berry cobbler at Sorenson's Resort. [Sorenson's Resort]

2. Park City, UT

528 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
If mountain biking through aspen trees is your idea of fall fun, don't miss the Mid-Mountain trail near Park City. Finish off the fun with dinner or drinks at the High West Distillery and Saloon.
528 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060

3. Leadville, CO

809 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO 80461
If you want to avoid the fur coats and crowds in Aspen, head to Leadville for spectacular fall colors and a relaxed town vibe. Hike on the Colorado Trail near Ski Cooper and Camp Hale, or mountain bike in the aspens around Twin Lakes. Finish off your day with a shot of whiskey or moonshine at Two Guns Distillery. [Leadville and Twin Lakes]
809 Harrison Avenue
Leadville, CO 80461

4. Stowe, VT

51 South Main Street, Stowe, VT 05672
If red is your favorite fall color, Stowe is not to be missed. Head to Smuggler's Notch State Park for miles of trails and the classic foliage experience. [Smuggler's Notch Resort]
51 South Main Street
Stowe, VT 05672