FREETIME: Grand Mesa Color Weekend welcomes autumn with leaf-peeping celebration |

FREETIME: Grand Mesa Color Weekend welcomes autumn with leaf-peeping celebration

It's a leaf peeping extravaganza on the Grand Mesa this weekend at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Activities, including running races, are planned for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29.
Powderhorn Mountain Resort |


WHAT: Color Weekend on the Grand Mesa

WHERE: Powderhorn Mountain Resort

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 28-29


Autumn means warm days, cool nights, and vibrant fall foliage — many shades of gold and red — to be enjoyed for what seems like a just moment each year.

And what better way to enjoy this truly pleasant season than at Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s Color Weekend set for Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 28-29) on the Grand Mesa.

“Traditionally, it’s been the Grand Mesa Byway annual Color Sunday, but this year we’re celebrating Saturday and Sunday,” Powderhorn Mountain Resort spokeswoman Gabrielle Michna said. “The color is increasingly better. I think this will be a prime weekend” for leaf peeping.

According to Michna, there’s plenty to do at Powderhorn this weekend for revelers of all ages.

“We will be running lifts, there will be vendors out there, face painting, free yoga, and the Powderhorn Race Club will be hosting a Thigunawat” on Sunday, starting at 9:30 a.m.


“It’s an annual 10K race always done up there,” Michna explained. “There’s also an adventure challenge team race planned. It’s a mini tough-mudder. It’s fun and family friendly for sure.”

The Team Adventure 3K Run will start at noon on Sunday, the Powderhorn website said. Both running events will go on rain or shine.

Live music is also planned for both days on the Sunset Deck from 1-4 p.m. The lift is set to run as well, providing rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

“We’re still doing discounted pass sales,” Michna said. “If you come up and by a pass, we’ll give you a free lift ride.”

For everyone else, it’s $15 for adults to ride the lift and $8 for kids age 12 and under.

For additional event information and pricing, visit

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