48. Snowmass, CO
Why go: Forget what you know about Snowmass as a ski destination. Snowmass in the fall is just as worthy of a visit. Peak foliage season is typically the third and fourth week of September, and you can spot the golden aspen trees at the iconic Maroon Bells, hiking around Cathedral Lake or Crater Lake, or driving over Independence Pass.
Where to stay: Viceroy Snowmass sits above some of the most popular slopes in the Rocky Mountains. During the fall, the hotel offers a “Nature Buddy for the Day” program that leads guests on expert nature hikes. There’s also NEST, a “hike-in, hike-out” bar.
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