Loretta and I were in Wyoming for almost ten days and while we were gone, the leaves here in Colorado were changing color. Our Colorado color comes mostly from aspens, and that’s what you see in the pictures. The picture above was taken last evening during a motorcycle ride at Buckhorn Lake #1 from a place that often sees lots of campers—indeed, someone had set up shop right around the corner. I’ve included some more pictures below.
The aspen belt starts around 8000 feet above sea level and Buckhorn Road starts below 7000 feet, so it’s quite a ways up the road before running into aspen. The shot above shows that the color turn isn’t quite complete—in fact, there’s quite a bit of green.
There are two lakes at Buckhorn. Lake #1 is shown in the top photo. Here’s another photo, this time of Lake #2. I love the reflections in the water. The dark things are islands showing because the lake level is low.
Let me leave you with one last, this one taken along Ouray County Road 4 looking east toward the cliffs that are part of the Cimarron Range. Note that the yellow aspen leaves are sometimes downright orange.