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Autumn Colors In Colorado

Still early in the fall season, but a few leaves are showing their color ...
Yellow Fall Leaves
September 8, 2012 - As the header notes, it is still very early in the fall foliage season in Colorado. However, there are enough trees, perhaps five percent of them, that are begging photographers like me to admire their colors.

On today's tour, I merely drove west from Buena Vista, Colorado on Chaffee County Road 306. This is the road that leads all the way to Cottonwood Pass (elevation 12,126 feet) on the Continental Divide. I invite you to view all of my photos of fall scenery here.

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

Aspen Leaves Fall My first stop was at a group of aspens on the roadside. Truly, I'd say 90%-95% of leaves have not changed, but there was this one spot with yellow leaves and touches of orange.
Aspen Leaves Yellow More yellow leaves.

My video among these leaves ...
Yellow Orange Leaves A young aspen tree displays her beautiful fall foliage.

Orange Leaf

Red Leaves

Colorado is mostly known for its golden aspen leaves. We really don't get as much fall color as places like New England and the Appalachian region.

However, here and there, you might find an aspen displaying orange and red leaves like this one. :)

Yellow Leaves Fall

Fall Leaves

Bright Yellow Leaves

Closer to the town of Buena Vista, a cluster of cottonwood trees were showing bright yellow leaves. Capturing a wider landscape photo wouldn't do, as nearly everything surrounding it was green, but I was happy with these close-up photos.

Best wishes on your fall foliage tours this year!

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