Trip Reports: Autumn In The San Juans, Colorado - October 2019

The fall colors in the San Juan Mountains have been beautiful this season, though the persistent clear blue skies have put somewhat of a damper on the photographic potential. But it's always glorious to walk through colorful aspen groves regardless of the weather, and we did have a few short windows of more interesting skies and light to enjoy. Here are my favorite photos from this October in the northern San Juans near Ridgway and Ouray.

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A fresh dusting of snow on Corbett Mountain above autumn aspens along the Sneffels Range.

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Backlit aspens in the Cimarron Range near Ridgway, Colorado.

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Sunset light illuminates autumn aspens.

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A dusting of snow in a colorful aspen grove along the Sneffels Range.

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A colorful aspen in the San Juan Mountains.

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Autumn colors along the Cimarrons near Owl Creek Pass.

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Fantastic sunset light illuminates golden aspens, Chimney Rock, and Courthouse Mountain in the Cimarron Range.

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Aspens glowing in rich dusk light.

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Moonrise behind Courthouse Mountain as seen from the town of Ridgway, Colorado.

You can see my entire collection of autumn aspen photos here.

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