Fall colors in Colorado

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by AK2ID, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. eddyturn

    eddyturn Eternal Wannabe Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,194
    Location:
    Hesperus, CO
    7D760C70-E4C0-4B24-B1F6-492946CE8FF2.jpeg 24F6A92F-4398-438B-9C99-8AE93D70244E.jpeg 55EC56D5-9761-4B7E-841B-5AF24694954A.jpeg D5FEEBC3-D1D5-4392-A5A6-48FAE68F8E6C.jpeg D2BAB088-8517-47A0-898E-F5FC1D3E433A.jpeg E9222100-DB8D-4DD3-B0B3-7FD9D9F3D51E.jpeg 1662FDF6-3FF2-4C57-BF35-96F3F02F6DFD.jpeg B6AD3051-4339-4DC3-8D93-AFAC9A587427.jpeg Lower Dolores River Canyon all south of Rico.
    Pariahtize, Tanger, pratered and 14 others like this.
  2. AK2ID

    AK2ID Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2014
    Oddometer:
    167
    Location:
    Salmon, Idaho
    No postings for several days.

    Are the fall colors over or did old man winter come down and give the mountains a kiss?
  3. disgustipated

    disgustipated gnardogshredripper

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Oddometer:
    149
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    IMG_20191014_165300.jpg It was super windy for awhile and the leaves were blown off the trees quite quickly.

    Attached Files:

    Pariahtize, Tanger and -2wheelsgood- like this.
  4. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    8,013
    Location:
    Peoples republic of Kalifornia, East...Kolarado
    It's mostly over up north, but a bit still remains, and its still nice.
  5. brenter

    brenter Brenter

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    516
    Location:
    Missouri
    Where is the best place to go now?
  6. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    27,654
    Location:
    Parker, CO
    Assfault likes this.
  7. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    8,013
    Location:
    Peoples republic of Kalifornia, East...Kolarado
    Probably lower elevations would be better also.
    Saturday starts the first "open" rifle hunting season. So worth keeping that in mind. Probably lots of crowds out there for that.
    ROAD DAMAGE likes this.
  8. brenter

    brenter Brenter

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    516
    Location:
    Missouri
    We went to creede today. You are right it's too late :(. We are in Gunnison for the night. Thank you for your reply.
  9. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy Supporter

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,806
    Location:
    Between here and there.
    The cottonwood trees along the Arkansas river bottom are just starting to turn in Pueblo. Not as dramatic as the mountain aspens but still nice to look at.
    Sledred likes this.
  10. disgustipated

    disgustipated gnardogshredripper

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Oddometer:
    149
    Location:
    Denver, CO
  11. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,346
    Location:
    Castle Rock, CO
    The leaves may be down but the beauty remains!
    randingo likes this.
  12. Tanger

    Tanger Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    May 17, 2015
    Oddometer:
    104
    Location:
    Parker, Colorado
    Not much, but still a little color on the 15th North of Cañon City.
    CC67E87D-2FBC-4661-BAE1-1FD0C3E0C1E0.jpeg
    20D2CFF6-968A-46E6-80F5-DF35B3FCE0C6.jpeg CC67E87D-2FBC-4661-BAE1-1FD0C3E0C1E0.jpeg
    Pariahtize likes this.
  13. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    8,013
    Location:
    Peoples republic of Kalifornia, East...Kolarado
    Snow was knee deep and blowing and drifting in camp this morning. Just east of Buffalo pass. So we got out of there.
  14. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,915
    Location:
    Steamboat Springs, COLORADO
    I rode a loop around the Zirkel Wilderness on Thursday and the woods were packed with folks just about everywhere I went.
    I suspect that there were a lot of miserable hunters looking for alternate places to stay this weekend. :lol3
    Our Search & Rescue will have tons of stories about this weekend. :nod
    A lot of the camps that I saw on Battle Pass .......... obviously WERE NOT ready for this type weather at all.
  15. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    8,013
    Location:
    Peoples republic of Kalifornia, East...Kolarado
    I think it was spotty. Where we were it would have been hard to get out by now. But steamboat didn’t get much. And willow creek pass didn’t either. Cold and blowing in grand lake but only maybe 4 inches here at the house.
  16. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,673
    Location:
    Salida, CO
    Pariahtize, flei, dmac1 and 5 others like this.
  17. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,896
    Location:
    Black Forest, CO
    We had a great 2-up ride. Yeah, I'm a little late to post..... 5 weeks ago.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  18. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    8,013
    Location:
    Peoples republic of Kalifornia, East...Kolarado
    And you didn't even call. We probably were in Grand Lake at the same time. :deal
  19. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,896
    Location:
    Black Forest, CO

    Nope... but we should ride again. Its been a long time.
    oldmanb777 likes this.
  20. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    8,013
    Location:
    Peoples republic of Kalifornia, East...Kolarado
    ^^^^ Yep...…………...It's becoming snowmobile season now...……...