Gunnison National Forest encompasses vast swathes of dense woodlands, punctuated by sloping mountains that glow in the fall sun. Vivid orange colors aren’t the only thing that visitors come to enjoy, as crisp walks and other outdoor activities keep people coming back year after year. It is a place that will leave you feeling as if you’ve stepped out of a storybook, and so it’s a great idea to take advantage of your time here by choosing one of the best places to stay as your home for the holiday. Hike around the water’s edge when you head to Curecanti National Recreation Area, and follow Cottonwood Pass for mountain panoramas as you hike. Aspen Mountain boasts famous slopes to ski down in winter months, and Kebler Pass offers the best fall colors around.