Tuesday, September 16, 2014

23 Gorgeous Places to Behold the Fall Glory

Maroon Bells - most photographed mountain scene in North America
One of my favorite joys in the world is BEAUTY. And there's a lot of it in Colorado at this time of year. We are blessed to be an actual "honey-moon destination" for many married couples from around the world! 

Are you ready to see Colorado's gives STUNNING nature shows with millions of leaves and Aspens about to show their glory?! That time of year of cooler weather to bundle up and watch football, go fruit picking, to fairs, and have super melancholic feelings!

I wanted to give you the prime spots to watch the short window of Aspen and other trees change color. By the second and third week of September, many aspen groves are well worth a day's drive. Usually the peak time to view aspen is around the last weekend of September. After that, early snows will knock down the leaves and others drop away by themselves. 

23 Gorgeous Places to 
Behold the Fall Glory:

1) Maroon Bells near Aspen, the most photographed mountain scene in North America!
2) Colorado 14 through the Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins.
3) Trail Ridge Road (US 34) through Rocky Mountain National Park
4) Flat Tops country between Buford and Newcastle
5) Tennessee Pass, US 24, from Leadville to Vail
6) Boreas Pass between Como and Breckenridge, a 23-mile road cresting at 11,481 feet. 
7) Guanella Pass between Georgetown and Grant
8) Grand Mesa, Colorado 65 east of Grand Junction and north of Delta.
9) Steamboat Springs, Elk River country north on County Road 129.  Also check the view on Rabbit Ears Pass and Buffalo Pass east.
10) Independence Pass, Colorado 82 between Twins Lakes and Aspen.
11) Colorado 135 between Crested Butte and Gunnison. Also try Kebler Pass west of Crested Butte on Gunnison County Road 12! 
12) Cottonwood Pass, Colorado 306 between Buena Vista and Taylor Park
13) Monarch Pass, US 50 from Salida to Gunnison.
14) Cochetopa Pass between Saguache and Gunnison.
15) Gold Camp Road - Colorado 67 between Divide and Cripple Creek.
16) Lizard Head Pass, Colorado 145 between Dolores and Telluride.
17) Slumgullion Pass, Colorado 149 between Lake City, Creede and South Fork.
18) US 160, Navajo Trail, between Pagosa Springs and Cortez.
19) Platoro Reservoir, south of Del Norte and west of Conejos.
20) Cucharas Pass, Colorado 12, from Trinidad to Walsenburg.
21) CO 103 from Evergreen Parkway west to Echo Lake.
22) McClure Pass - This is a spectacular 8,755 foot pass south of Carbondale along Colorado 133 and the Crystal River.
23) And last but not least...the city of Denver! Wash Park, City Park, Cherry Creek & Bonnie Brae are all excellent neighborhoods with huge trees that become stunning!

Map (this map doesn't include Maroon Bells, so don't forget about Aspen!)

Enjoy the Colorado BEAUTY!!!