Trip Reports: Colorado Fall Colors - September/October 2010

Photos of colorful aspens in the San Juans and Elk Mountains of Colorado, during the autumn of 2010.

Red Mountain Pass, autumn, aspens, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, photo

Red Mountain, Yellow Aspens

Vast slopes of golden autumn aspens along Red Mountain Pass.  Red Mountain #1 is in the background.  September.

aspens, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, photo

Citrus Aspens

Bright backlit yellow and green aspens combine to create a brilliant citrus flavor under the sunlight - September.

aspen, leaves, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, photo

Richmond Aspen Leaves

Fallen aspen leaves under that special golden aspen light - September.

Beaver Lake, Marble, Colorado, rainbow, photo

Beaver Lake Rainbow

A double rainbow reflects in Beaver Lake, near the town of Marble, on a rainy September morning. 

Capitol Peak, aspens, Capitol Creek, Elk Mountains, Colorado, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, photo

Capitol Creek Aspens

Capitol Peak towers above the yellow aspens of Capitol Creek on a gorgeous bluebird September day.

Grand Mesa, Colorado, aspens, sunset, photo

Golden Grand Mesa

Golden aspens at sunset on Grand Mesa - October.

Grand Mesa, Colorado, orange, aspens, October, photo

Orange Forest

Vast fields of bright orange aspens on Grand Mesa - October.

Grand Mesa, Colorado, red, aspen, photo

Red Aspen

Brilliant red aspen, against a brilliant blue sky - October. 

Dolores Peak, aspens, autumn, Telluride, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, photo

Fall Creek Aspens

Dolores Peak, covered in fresh autumn snow, towers over vast fields of golden aspens near Telluride. 

Woods Lake, aspens, autumn, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, Telluride, photo

Woods Lake Reflection

Colorful autumn aspens reflected in Woods Lake, near Telluride.

aspen, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, autumn, October, photo

Aspen Abundance

Brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows of autumn aspens reflect in a small lake - October. 

S9, Sneffels Range, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, autumn, photo

S 9 Autumn

Peak "S 9" in the Sneffels Range towers over brilliant autumn aspens, as potent storm clouds loom overhead.

Dallas Divide, Sneffels Range, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, autumn, aspens, photo

Brilliant Aspens

Brilliant red and orange autumn aspens near Dallas Divide along the Sneffels Range - October. 

Woods Lake, Telluride, Colorado, San Juan Mountains, autumn, aspens, photo

Autumn at Woods Lake

Colorful aspens along Woods Lake, near Telluride, Colorado - October. 

Ouray, Colorado, autumn, october, fall, photo

Ouray Autumn Panorama

Fall colors in the town of Ouray, Colorado - October.

Mt. Abrams, Ouray, Colorado, panorama, autumn, photo

Ouray Stormy Autumn Panorama

Storm clouds swirl about Mt. Abrams, over the town of Ouray and the Uncompahgre Gorge.

See all my aspen photos here.

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