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Re: Fall colors 2013

Postby lajohn » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:01 am

This was taken on the Denny Creek trail while climbing Mt. Yale on Sunday (9/29)! It was just starting to really turn, great hike.
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Re: Fall colors 2013

Postby CO Native » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:37 am

South of Pikes Peak on Monday this week:
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Still mostly green but really starting to show good color in some areas.

Rosemont Reservoir and Mount Big Chief:
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Re: Fall colors 2013

Postby dr_j » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:30 am

Drove a big loop around the state September 28-29.

US 550 between Silverton and Ouray: as the photos in a previous post showed, probably around 60 % of peak. This weekend should be ideal, weather permitting.

McClure Pass: still pretty green on both sides, the north side is maybe 40-50 %, the south side needs at least a week or two before peak.

Maroon Bells: A bit superfluous, since it looks like one can't really get there easily now. But it's a slow fall in general, I'd estimate that it was probably 50 % on Sunday in the immediate area of the lake, a mix further down the hill.

Twin Lakes: Looking pretty good, probably 70 % or so.

Regardless, the colors are pretty, can't wait to get back there.

Busy this weekend, but may make another trip around Columbus Day, I'll plan on having a look at Kebler and Dallas Divide / Telluride, although it might be past peak by then.


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Re: Fall colors 2013

Postby My-Therapy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:16 pm

I hiked up to Booth Lake today, (located just north of East Vail) and I would say that the Aspens were about 70% peak. In some areas the were very yellow and in patches nearby they were still very green. Beautiful day today and nice lake.
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Re: Fall colors 2013

Postby Colorado29 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:41 pm

I want to do a hike Saturday where there are lots of aspens/colorful leaves but one key thing... I live in Denver and do NOT want to take 70 (darn tunnel traffic). Any suggestions of anything off of 285, etc?

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Re: Fall colors 2013

Postby saxlover » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:14 pm

Take 70 to Georgetown. Head south on guenella pass road. Drive over pass to other side. At grant take 285 north to Denver. You'll avoid the crazy mess returning to Denver. Beautiful drive right now.

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Re: Fall colors 2013

Postby saxlover » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:18 pm

Meyer ranch or kenosha pass off of 285 for hikes

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Re: Fall colors 2013

Postby mr14ner » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:23 pm

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Re: Fall colors 2013

Postby pw » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:06 pm

I drove by Vail today, it was just about at peak, very nice. Here is a quick shot I snapped by the side of the road (and the camera was level).

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Re: Fall colors 2013

Postby heathahhhh » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:08 am

Woke up to several inches of snow in Frisco today.
I took these this morning on the stretch of 70 from Frisco to Copper.
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Re: Fall colors 2013

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