A nonprofit arts & culture organization  •  Nederland, CO  •  303.258.3457

Fall Colors in the Mountains

That fall chill is in the air...

As any leaf peeper knows, witnessing Colorado’s aspen leaves change is one of the best ways to spend the day.  Plan your trip to see the beautiful colors that speckle our mountainsides, the peak time to see this amazing color change is coming soon!  We just had our first frosty mornings, triggering the trees to prepare for winter.  However, the days are still pleasantly sunny, the best time of year in the mountains.  While you’re driving along the Peak to Peak, be sure to stop in and take a magical ride on our one-of-a-kind carousel.  

For a great self-guided tour, check out Treasure Box Tours, a unique experience to share with friends and family (includes snacks and souvenirs).  Discover the beauty of the phenomenon with this special Treasure Box along the Peak to Peak Highway, Colorado’s oldest designated scenic byway.  Autumn Treasures Box

Photo Credit: “Peak to Peak Highway” by ruggin is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Don’t Forget! Our peacock, fish, calico cat, and many other animals are up for adoption at a special rate through 9/30/21

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11 am to 5pm


11am to 5pm


11am to 5pm


10am to 5pm


10am to 5pm


10am to 5pm

Last ride of the day at 4:45pm

Call (303) 258-3457 for more information

Join us for the 2nd Annual


$1 Carnival Games

Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Festival Fare

Two Circus Shows at 1pm and 4pm

Show Tickets $45-$55 per person

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We are a 501c3 Arts and Culture organization on a mission to promote happiness, well-being, and service to others through stories and experiences.  Your donation today will keep us spinning for another year!