At GOBI Racks, we live and breathe Colorado, the Rocky Mountains and adventure. So, as the season changes, crimson and orange leaves start to fall, and a brisk breeze fills the air, a road trip with breathtaking scenery is always a good idea.
When your vehicle is equipped with a GOBI rack and can carry your travel cargo, the only question to ask yourself is “where to next?” Whether you’re from the area, nearby or miles and miles away, we’ve got you covered with our top three favorite Colorado fall road trip destinations. Get ready to immerse yourself in the color and soul that the fall season brings with it.
Located in Southwest Colorado, Last Dollar Road is a hidden gem of the state and features rustic, untouched landscapes that will leave you speechless. The road will lead you through a valley of Colorado peaks and aspen groves that are sure to make you stay. The 18-mile stretch bridges the gap between Telluride and Ridgway, and is the home of Wilson Peak, famously depicted on Coors’ cans and bottles.
Photo credit: Lars Leber
The Crystal Mill, famously known as the most photographed structure in Colorado, is in the small town of Marble, Colorado. This landmark was the powerhouse of mining in surrounding areas in the late 1800s and early 1900s, but has since been left a ghost town. Slow down, pull over and take in some of the history behind our beautiful state!
Photo credit: Tim Wier
If you’re seeking a little more altitude and a little less driving, park your rig at the Leadville Railroads train depot and hitch a ride! The two-and-a-half-hour loop will take you through a wonderland of fall colors before returning to the highest elevation city in the country.
Photo credit: www.leadville-train.com
Wherever you plan to adventure with your GOBI rack this fall, please remember to respect nature and the surrounding towns you visit and always pack out what you pack in to preserve these areas for years to come.