Fall Leaf Peeping

Corkins Lodge is one of the best places in New Mexico for the leaf-peeping season. Our wilderness retreat is transformed into a colorful delight. The aspen groves turn a golden buttery yellow, the oak brush turns red-orange, and the gorgeous fall sunlight enchants and entices

Autumn Details

Active Leaf Peeping Dates: October to Early November

Average Temperatures: High 63℉ Low of 27℉

Fall Activities: Hiking and Steam Train Rides in Chama

Golden Aspen Tree in Fall
View of a river with tall pine trees and golden aspens
Woman hugging a large aspen tree that is golden with yellow aspens in the background
Woman hugging a large aspen tree that is golden with yellow aspens in the background

Autumn in Chama, NM

Corkins Lodge is one of the best places for New Mexico leaf peeping in the fall. The northern New Mexico mountains have groves of aspen trees that sparkle yellow among the pine trees. Our hiking trails reveal gorgeous views.

Fall Activities

Our 750 acres of pristine wilderness await the best hiking in Northern New Mexico. The best part is that you can feel like you have the entire place to yourself, as our hiking trails are only open to our guests and not the public.

Fall is also one of the best times of year to ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a historic steam train that offers day trips and overnight trips.

After your adventures, you can cozy up beside a fireplace or wood-burning stove in your mountain cabin. We also offer board games that can be checked out from the office.

Snowy landscape with three people walking and brazos cliffs in the background
hree deer under the Corkins Lodge sign with sow on the ground and trees

Fall Trip Planning

The fall colors typically begin in early to mid-October and can extend into the beginning of November. However, we also received our first snowfall during this time period. Plan to pack layers for a variety of weather conditions.

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Fall Photos

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