I drove up to Silverton the other night. The Aspen Grove on Shrine Road near Silverton is always the first to change color each year. Here are a few images from along Mineral Creek, near that location.
I’ll say that although early, the rolling fall color in our area is beginning to show. Set your calendar for a visit to Southern Colorado sometime starting September 20th. Traditionally, I count ten days from our first frost. We’ve been having lots of cold nights and so, we’re seeing subtle aspen color changing.
At the location of these photos, the Aspen cops will turn a variety of colors from yellow to gold to coral, to almost red. Right now these trees are just beginning to change color.