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Fall Colors In The Rocky Mountains

Fall Foliage Season
In the past two days (September 20-21, 2013), I've been out with my camera in search of fall leaves in the Sawatch Range, west of Nathrop and Buena Vista. Because Colorado's fall foliage has been later than usual for this time of year, many images are close-up shots.

Fall Colors
An aspen in St. Elmo displaying beautiful orange and red leaves.

Photos and video by Steve Garufi in Fruita, Colorado. Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - YouTube

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Colorado Aspen Leaves

Yellow Aspen Leaf

Photos

September 21, 2013 - I explored Chalk Creek Canyon in Chaffee County, home of the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, Agnes Vaille Falls, Cascade Falls, Alpine and St. Elmo.

There was some autumn colors on display in the St. Elmo Ghost Town. Adjacent are yellow aspen leaves beside a cabin.

Fall colors on Chaffee County Road 162.
Fall Foliage The highlight was this group of colorful trees in St. Elmo. Love the orange and red leaves on those aspens.
A self-portrait.
Orange Aspen Leaves

Orange Fall Foliage

Orange Leaves

Close-up shots of bright orange leaves.
Not too shabby!

Burgundy Fall Foliage September 20, 2013 - The day before, I searched for fall colors in the canyons leading to Cottonwood Pass and Cottonwood Lake.

Burgundy-shaded foliage on the roadside.

Red spots on leaves.
The light shined perfectly.
A lot of green, but I still thought it was pretty.
Red on the edges of the leaves.
Red Leaves Bright red leaves on an unknown bush at my friend's home in Buena Vista.

Video

That pretty cluster of autumn leaves in St. Elmo, Colorado.

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