Leaf Peepers Colorado

Happy Fall! Welcome to the season of cozy sweaters, plenty of plaid, and warm apple cider!

Although very brief, fall in Colorado is spectacular, as all the aspens transition from green to yellow.

There’s a joke we enjoy around here that Colorado has 12 seasons – Winter, Fool’s Spring, Second Winter, Spring of Deception, Third Winter, Mud Season, Actual Spring, The Pollening, Summer, False Fall, Second Summer, Actual Fall.

False Fall is where we naively believe we’ve made it out of the upper 90s and low 100s, and entered into the cooler temperatures. Actual Fall is the one week where the temperatures actually cool down, and the snow hasn’t yet arrived.

And we were lucky enough to be in town for one of the best weekends.

We woke up early to beat the crowds and headed to Georgetown, where you’ll find the start of Guanella Pass, also known as the Colorado Scenic Byway. And the name does not lie.

Aspens of all shades of yellow dance down the sides of mountains, weaving through the never changing evergreens.

Drive a little farther along the road, and you’ll come upon the prettiest little stream,

And an abandoned building that seems like it was placed there specifically for its picture-worthiness.

Continue along to more gasp-worthy moments.

Until you reach an opening behind the trees,

Where the views open and reds and oranges join the scene.

A sweet little path takes you right along the rippling river, where you can really take in the expansive landscape.

As you head back out towards the road, don’t forget to stop for a moment and look up. If only to remind yourself of how great, big, and grand nature really is.

Sadly, Fall in Colorado is short-lived and much of our fall colors have already passed (the 50-degree temperature drop and snow didn’t help). If you’re lucky enough to live in a place with actual seasons, be sure to get out and peep! And be grateful the fall oranges, yellows, and reds stay with you for longer!

26 thoughts on “Leaf Peepers Colorado

  1. Beautiful ! thanks for sharing !

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! It was a fun experience! Little chilly but worth it!

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      1. You’re welcome ! Keep sharing your fun experience !๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Beautiful fall pictures. Thanks for posting.

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    1. Thanks for checking them out! Have a great day!

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  3. beautiful! I felt like I should be listening to John Denver while looking at those photos!

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  4. Fantastic photos! I’m in Texas and we finally have a little fall color in our trees.

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    1. Thanks Laci! Enjoy this time of the year…Mumford and fall colors in Texas…sounds nice!!

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      1. I will! Thank you!

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  5. Such refreshing photos!!!

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    1. Thanks for checking them out! It was a treat!!

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    1. Thank you!! Thanks for checking them out!

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  6. We have had lots of yellows this fall, here in Western PA. The oranges and reds are putting on a show now.

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    1. Such a treat to see! Enjoy! Neal went to college in central PA and can picture it well!

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  7. It’s a lovely time of year in Colorado!

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  8. Note to self: live in Colorado for a year to experience 12 seasons! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Exactly right! Keep in mind…some seasons are better than others!

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  9. Beautiful
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    1. Colorado is stunning in the fall…however brief it is!

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