Quaking aspens

Colorado turns to fall

September 20, 2017

The aspens high in the San Juans are turning gold and we are enjoying the display immensely.  The temps have been cool and winds blustering to +30 mph for the last 3 days.

A ride up Ridgway County Rd 7 was disappointing for aspen color but a view of Mt. Sneffels is always a joy.  I believe it is the highest peak in San Juan Mountains.

The Joker Mine high in the Red Mountains was just starting to show some color and a surprise fresh coating of snow on Red Mountain.

The aspens near Ironton Park and Red Mountain where dazzling in the morning sun.  A black tailed deer came out of this aspen grove just as I moved away.

Always looking for the classic aspen grove and found this clump near Ironton Park.

The colors near Silverton where just turning neon in the sunlight.

Yes, fall is my favorite season and Colorado has it best.




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