Category Archives: Fall Color

Fall Color Update for Friday, 21 Sept 2012

Quick update for roads I traveled today: Last Dollar Road near Telluride—I traveled it today. The color is at or near peak. I define peak as when the earliest trees lose their leaves. There is still some green, but mostly … Continue reading

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Fall Color Report: Red Mountain Pass Approaching Peak

I hopped on my motorcycle yesterday, Friday, September 14th, to check out the fall color. I did the same thing last week. Wow! What a change in a week! It’s not at peak, but if you want to see the … Continue reading

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Fall Color Update: Just Beginning in Ironton Park

Because of the early spring and heavy mid-summer rains, speculation has it that we will have an early fall color season. It does seem a bit early in this video, although over on Last Dollar Road, where I was yesterday, … Continue reading

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Fall Color Starting Early in Southwestern Colorado

I took this shot Friday—it’s the western approach to Stony Pass in San Juan County, Colorado. Note the yellow tundra and a few yellow leaves on trees. Here’s another shot, this time of Lake Como, taken the same day. It … Continue reading

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Owl Creek Fall Color Slideshow- Ouray CR 8 and Double Tracks

Even though past peak, there are plenty still around. Plus, the scrub oak is turning color too! The photos I took today for this slideshow were taken along Ouray County, Colorado, CR 8 up to Vista Point, then along a … Continue reading

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Fall Color along Last Dollar Road, Dave Wood Road, Rim Trail

Last Dollar Road has great fall color every year! I went through this delightful San Miguel County, Colorado, road on 30 Sept 2011, a few days before peak–good thing I did because the weather turned bad. The slideshow also includes … Continue reading

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Red Mountain Pass Fall Color

Fall color galore! The area from Red Mountain Pass up to Ironton Park, along US Hwy 550 in Ouray County, Colorado, offers some of the best fall color in the Rocky Mountain west. Enjoy this slide show, taken right at … Continue reading

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Red Mountain Pass, Last Dollar, Uncompahgre Plateau Fall Color Update

Wednesday and Thursday of this week, I was up in the Ironton Park area, about 7 miles south of Ouray, where the color was at its peak and quite spectacular. Also, some great photos continuing south up to Red Mountain … Continue reading

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Fall Color along Ouray County (Colorado) Road 5

I thought I’d lead this with a shot of the motorcycle. It’s parked in an unimproved camping spot as far south as one can go on CR 5. The aspens are so tall that standing beneath them makes me feel … Continue reading

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Fall Color along Ouray County (Colorado) Road 7

Last Friday, October 15th, 2010, I wandered out on my trusty Yamaha XT-250 in search of fall color along county roads 5, 7, and 9. I posted a small sample of my CR 9 photos on the 17th, and tonight … Continue reading

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