Aspen trees are as much a part of the Denver view as anything else, and there is no better time to get out on the back porch and enjoy them than fall. From around the 2nd or 3rd week of September to the middle of November, give or take, Denver and the surrounding area appear to be hand painted by a loving God. Way up in the air, you can be amazed by the green turning into gold in the mountains at about 8,000 feet up. You can get closer to the action and either head a little ways outside of Denver to hike or just ride in a convertible to be a leaf-watcher, or you can partake of some legal cannabis and just hang out on your balcony and gaze off into the distance. If you like to pedal your way around, why not hop on your touring trike or mountain bike and pedal your way along the creek on the Cherry Creek bike trail. Communing with nature and not using a bit of gasoline is a fiery way to enjoy the autumn showcase of colors. The South Platte River also provides pedaling adventure, or you can try your hand – and feet – along the High Line Canal Trail. NO matter how you choose to enjoy the autumn weather that demands a hoodie or jacket but not a parka, you cannot go wrong by enjoying it in and around Denver, Colorado. Also, be on the lookout for fall festivals where you can get your kids the perfect pumpkin or procure some colorful dried corn to hang on the front door.