Trip Reports: Colorado Fall Colors - September 2012

Photos of aspens and autumn color, mostly in the San Juan Mountains.  This fall was a very colorful one, with the aspens showing off much oranger and redder colors than usual.

McClure Pass, Colorado, Marble, aspens, sunset, September, photo

McClure Aspenglow

McClure Pass, Colorado

Rich sunset light filters through the aspens on McClure Pass, near Marble, Colorado - September. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Aspens, Red Mountain Pass, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, September, photo

Orange Aspens

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Brilliant orange aspens above Red Mountain Pass near Ouray, Colorado - September. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Dolores Peak, Telluride, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, aspens, September, Fall Creek, photo

Fall Creek Sunrise

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

A stormy sunrise above Dolores Peak and the vast aspen groves of the Fall Creek valley near Telluride, Colorado - September. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Aspen, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, photo

The Aspen

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

An aspen with a view of many more aspens. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Aspens, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, red, september, photo

Neon Red Aspens

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

A rare grove of brilliant red aspens in the San Juans - September. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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aspen leaf, red, raindrops, photo

Red Aspen Raindrop

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

A close up shot of raindrops on a red and yellow aspen leaf. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Wilson Peak, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, fourteener, autumn, aspens, Telluride, photo

Wilson Peak Autumn

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Brilliant aspens and view of Wilson Peak, the famous fourteener near Telluride, after the first snows of autumn. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Aspens, fog, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, september, photo

Aspen in the Fog

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Aspen forest in the fog - September. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Aspens, leaves, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, September, fog, photo

Foggy Aspen Closeup

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Aspen leaves in the rain and fog - September. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Wilson Mesa, Wilson Peak, autumn, Last Dollar Road, September, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, photo

Wilson Peak Breaking Storm

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Clouds lift off of Wilson Mesa and Wilson Peak after an afternoon autumn storm, as seen from Last Dollar Road - September. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Wilson Peak, San Miguel Range, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, Last Dollar Road, September, photo

Last Dollar Sunset

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Wilson Peak and the San Miguel Range, as seen from Last Dollar Road - September. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Wilson Peak, Wilson Mesa, aspens, Last Dollar Mountain, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, September, autumn, San Miguel Range, photo

Last Dollar Morning

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

A sweeping view of Wilson Peak and Wilson Mesa and its many aspen groves, as seen from Last Dollar Mountain - September. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Cimarrons, Ridgway, Pleasant Valley, Sneffels Range, Chimney Rock, Courthouse Mountain, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, sunset, panorama, photo

Cimarron Sunset Panorama

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

The Cimarrons lit up by a spectacular sunset over Ridgway and Pleasant Valley, with the Sneffels Range in the background.  Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain are the prominent peaks near the center.  The West Fork Cimarron valley is at left. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Chimney Rock, Courthouse Mountain, Cimarrons, Ridgway, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, sunset, photo

Chimney Rock Sunset

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Sunset light on Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain in the Cimarron Range near Ridgway, Colorado - September. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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