The Aspens are Turning, the Aspens are Turning, Here in Colorado!

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Real Estate Agent with Monument, Black Forest, Falcon, Fountain homes

It's time to pack a picnic and head to the hills to see the aspens change color here in ColoradoLate September to mid October is the best time to see the fall colors change in the Rocky Mountains.  The challenge is to try to outwit old man winter and pick a weekend to drive one of the scenic highways or take a hike on one of the thousands of gorgeous trails, before the leaves turn brown or fall from the first winter blast. 

fall colors in Colorado

One of the most beautiful places to view the fall colors is the Rocky Mountain National Park just outside of Estes Park, Colorado.  Besides the beautiful hiking and driving through the park, one can enjoy a good meal in town and visit the interesting shops before many of them start to close for the winter.

aspen leaves Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park

If looking for a scenic drive just a little closer to Colorado Springs, highway 67 to Cripple Creek is a favorite and the display of fall colors is magnificent.  There is no shortage of places to view the aspens turning and its well worth the effort to head to the hills for a glimpse of Colorado gold before our first layer of winter white. 

golden aspen leaves

Elk bugling

This is also a great time of year to visit the Rocky Mountain National Park to hear the elk bugle and see the bulls before they lose their beautiful racks. 

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Pam Dunn
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Thank you for the beautiful pictures. I used to live in Colorado and forgot how gorgeous it is.I looked forward to the last weekend in September to make my hike in the mountains to enjoy the colors.

September 09, 2010 10:18 AM
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Lorraine Sayer
Realtor ABR,CDPE,GRI - Colorado Springs,CO RE/MAX
Monument, Black Forest, Falcon, Fountain homes

Pam: glad you enjoyed the pics. Our fall colors are very different from the reds of the Smokey Mts. but they are beautiful.  Pictures really don't do it justice. 

September 09, 2010 10:47 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs. These images should attract some retirees to relocate to your area.

 Blooming in Maryland.

September 09, 2010 10:55 AM
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Nathan Strauch
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Fantastic Photography!  Thanks for the Post!

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