This fall season, I decided to try something a little different. I took three trips within four weeks to different sections of the Colorado high country, following the fall color as it peaked through the mountains.
To see more photos from this trip, please visit the Colorado Fall Color 2016-10 location gallery here. Click on any image below to see a larger version.
I started with a brief visit to the northern mountains around Steamboat Springs and the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. The fall foliage around Hahn’s Peak Lake was very colorful, and the night skies were very dark.
The foliage along the road to Buffalo Pass is usually very impressive, and this year was no exception.
My next stop was the San Juan Mountains between Ridgway and Hermosa. This visit coincided with peak fall foliage throughout the area, with some of the best color in several years.
The area around Ophir was especially colorful on this visit
I finished the visits with a trip to the central mountains around Crested Butte, where I encountered a taste of winter mixed with the fall color
This trip showed a full range of fall color, from early-season mixed greens and yellows to late-season fall color with snow.
To see more photos from this trip, please visit the Colorado Fall Color 2016-10 gallery here.
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