Autumn Aspens on Kebler Pass

October 2017  |  Colorado

Kebler Pass is easily my favorite place to enjoy the aspens in Colorado, with the largest continuous mature aspen fields in the state and perhaps the world. This October was one of the stranger autumns transitions I've seen in Colorado; the aspens up on Kebler went from mostly green to peak gold in just a couple days, and a few days after that the color faded away. Myself and some photographer friends who were visiting Crested Butte were lucky to do a sunset hike up near Kebler Pass on the perfect day of peak color. Here are some photos from that evening.

Golden backlit aspens and East Beckwith Mountain, near Kebler Pass - October.

Golden backlit aspens and East Beckwith Mountain, near Kebler Pass - October.

A carpet of yellow aspen leafs along the Dark Canyon Trail near Kebler Pass.

A carpet of yellow aspen leafs along the Dark Canyon Trail near Kebler Pass.

Evening light in the golden aspens along the Dark Canyon Trail near Kebler Pass - October.

Evening light in the golden aspens along the Dark Canyon Trail near Kebler Pass - October.

Golden aspens glowing in the dusk light, overlooking Ruby Anthracite Creek, Marcellina Mountain, and the Raggeds Wilderness...

Golden aspens glowing in the dusk light, overlooking Ruby Anthracite Creek, Marcellina Mountain, and the Raggeds Wilderness, Colorado.

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