Colorado Fall Color Information

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 images and their metadata sure show that the range of seasonal peak dates have been all over the board.  Keep coming back to this blog for up-to-date Fall Color Foliage Reports and information.

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
Ajax Mountain and Telluride, Sept 23, 2006 ©Kit Frost
9000 foot views South of Rico, October 1, 2010
9000 foot views South of Rico, October 1, 2010 © Kit Frost

Lake City, Colorado. Lake San Cristobal and surrounding peaks. October 10, 2006 ©Kit FrostLake City, Colorado. Lake San Cristobal and surrounding peaks. October 10, 2006 ©Kit Frost

Near Durango Mountain Resort, October 8, 2011 ©Kit Frost
Near Durango Mountain Resort, October 8, 2011 ©Kit Frost
Red Mountain Pass, September 25, 2008 ©Kit Frost
Red Mountain Pass, September 25, 2008 ©Kit Frost

What I learned doing this research:

  1. Be ready anytime in late September through Mid-October for Colorado Fall Foliage to change color.
  2. Be prepared for snow (and cheer for it)
  3. Bring raingear, snowgear, gloves and a warm hat (this past Friday it was about 20 degrees or less up on Dallas Divide).
  4. Get out and STAY OUT.

Here’s a link to a very nice weblog about photographing in the Fall.

 

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