Here some of Colorado's best drives this fall.

With the dry weather, this year's fall color season will be shorter and sooner than normal. One of the best ways take in the show is to load up the family in the SUV and head for the mountains. Here are a few of Colorado's best fall color drives.

5) Bear Lake Road- A couple of the states best is in the Rocky Mountain National Park. The road leads you and your crew to a hidden lake. Once you get to the lake, hops out and walk a couple of the short trail that loops around it. Keep an eye out for elk and other wildlife.

4) Trail Ridge Road- Another road through the Rocky Mountian National Park. With the elevation, this would make for a good early season drive. It does get loaded with a lot of fall traffic. With a road that high up, weather conditions can change rapidly this time of year. Check the local weather before heading out.

3) Castle Creek Road-This is a 13-mile stretch of road in Aspen and Ashcroft is a dead end. Even though it's one way in and out, it's still spectacular. This road is popular with bikers so keep an eye out.

2) Dallas Divide-I mentioned this road last week. It's unpaved but one of the states very best! This road between Telluride and Ridgeway is one not to be missed.

1) West Elk Loop- The road trip is #1 for a reason. It accesses the White River and Gunnison National Forest, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Curecanti National Recreational Area, and Crawford and Paonia State Parks. Enough said.

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