Fall Color Report, Colorado Aspens

Although there are small pockets of color in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, for the most part, the fall color display is still a few weeks away.  Shrine Road outside of Silverton is always the first to “bloom” and this year is no exception.  I scouted the Aspen Groves near Durango Mountain Resort, up along highway 550 North to Silverton and then west to Ophir Pass.  Here’s a sampling of today’s Aspens and grand landscape.

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One of the few pockets of mixed color along the Alpine Loop on Highway 550 North. Always a great fall color location and the first to “peak”. © Kit Frost

I always like to see the Aspens as they reach the transition zone and mix with Spruce and Fir trees. The evergreens create a skyline of dark tones in this image © Kit Frost

©Kit Frost

Early fall color along a high altitude pass in the San Juan Mountains. ©Kit Frost

©Kit Frost

Today’s clouds were spectacular. ©Kit Frost