I thought it would be helpful to show some examples of past years’ color display in Southern Colorado, for folks out there planning a trip to Southern Colorado to capture and enjoy the fall colors.
These are screenshots taken in Lightroom 4 so you can see the image data in the top left corner.
Ajax Mountain and Telluride, Sept 23, 2006 ©Kit Frost
9000 foot views South of Rico, October 1, 2010 © Kit Frost
Lake City, Colorado. Lake San Cristobal and surrounding peaks. October 10, 2006 ©Kit Frost
Near Durango Mountain Resort, October 8, 2011 ©Kit Frost
Red Mountain Pass, September 25, 2008 ©Kit Frost
What I learned doing this research:
- Be ready anytime in late September through Mid-October for Colorado Fall Foliage to change color.
- Be prepared for snow (and cheer for it)
- Bring raingear, snowgear, gloves and a warm hat (this past Friday it was about 20 degrees or less up on Dallas Divide).
- Get out and STAY OUT.