6 Colorado Autumn Romantic Destinations

Romantic Destinations for Fall

As the seasons change, fall beckons romantic destinations that draw us closer to the ones we love. The beauty of autumn inspires romance and the opportunity for romantic getaways. Some Colorado State Parks offer cabin rentals you might consider for a get-a-way option.

Carve out some quality time with your favorite person and head to these romantic destinations.

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Mountain Town Romantic Destinations


Make the trek to this tucked-away Southwest Colorado mountain town for a secluded escape among the San Juan Mountains. The soaring iconic peaks hug you in tight while unfolding in a wide array of outdoor adventures. Be sure to visit one of Colorado's many hot springs, or take a ride on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and stroll the downtown historic district.

Steamboat Springs

Fall foliage in Steamboat is some of the best. After the summer rush has passed and before the winter ski season gets underway, Steamboat is prime leaf peeping, restaurant and pub hopping, boutique and souvenir shopping and, of course, a soak at Old Town or Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Try renting a cabin at the Strawberry Park Hot Springs for an exquisite, romantic fall destination.


For the ultimate lineup of romantic lodging and stellar restaurant options, the capital city, Denver, is a date-night goldmine. Go urban-luxe with downtown’s jazz cafes, wine bars, and skyline hotel vistas. Or slip away to upscale Cherry Creek for art walks, high-end independent shops, and couples’ spa treatments. Shut out the city buzz and travel back in time at the prestigious, well-appointed Brown Palace Hotel.

Glenwood Springs

Blessed with abundant natural healing pools and hot springs, Glenwood has been Colorado’s longtime go-to for a restorative reboot. Stay at the 107-room Glenwood Hot Springs resort and soak until your heart’s content in the world’s largest hot springs pool. Or head further west to Iron Mountain Hot Springs where 16 naturally shaped pools brim with iron-rich thermal waters along the banks of the Colorado River.

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Estes Park

The gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park slows as winter approaches, making for an idyllic romantic destination. Book a riverside bed and breakfast, sip wine at a local steakhouse, hike in the park, snap photos of the season’s rutting elk, book a horseback riding excursion or just kick back and soak up the slower pace.


This historic Colorado gold mining town radiates a romantic getaway . Its elegantly restored Victorian hotels and museums, quaint dining options, and scenic train rides, mean together time. Walk around the crystal blue lake, hike surrounding mountainside trails, or take a leisurely drive to 11,669 feet on Guanella Pass, a designated Colorado Scenic Byway.

Colorado a Romantic Destination

The majestic mountainscapes, charming small mountain towns, natural hot springs, world-class resorts, and more beckon to many people. There's a lot to see and do in Colorado. But there's nothing better than being with that special person to experience the awe, make memories with, and find your romantic destination.

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