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Praki

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Aspen trees and fall color in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico
« on: July 24, 2013, 12:11:00 PM »

Hello:

I would like to go to the above places for fall color, especially Aspen trees  are turning. I am flexible regarding the time of the year and the duration of the trip 7 - 10 days. I would appreciate information from the readers regarding the best places to go and the times. Reasonable hikes (5 miles or so) from the roads would fine for me.

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Re: Aspen trees and fall color in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 12:30:27 PM »

Try San Juan, La Plata & Montezuma Counties in Colorado during the last week of September or first week in October (this varies from year to year, btw). You can probably simply shoot from the road and be happy with nice groves of colorful trees.

Within a few hours drive, you can also get nice trees in Utah & New Mexico, too, with out too much effort.
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Re: Aspen trees and fall color in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 12:44:31 PM »

Try Kebler Pass near Crested Butte sometime around the third week of September give or take a little bit.  The area has magnificent Aspen trees.

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Re: Aspen trees and fall color in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 01:49:54 PM »

Don't miss Ophir and Ophir Canyon.  SW of Ouray, South of Telluride, just east of Colorado 145.







Dallas Divide, west of Ridgeway. Lots of John Wayne's 'True Grit' was filmed in Ridgeway and Ouray.


A little bit west of Dallas Divide, you'll run into Last Dollar Rd., which meanders south all the way to Telluride's airport.  If you keep your eyes open, at one of the 90-degree turns to the right and then on your right (going 'south'), you'll see True Grit's Ross-family ranch, rather run-down now.
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Re: Aspen trees and fall color in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 03:36:30 PM »

Thanks to all for the suggestions. The images are outstanding! The planning has started. If others have any suggestions, keep 'em coming.
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Re: Aspen trees and fall color in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 04:24:21 PM »

I have a good selection of images from this area on my website. Have a look.

http://www.friedmanphoto.com
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Re: Aspen trees and fall color in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013, 12:20:55 AM »

I'd imagine the areas in and around Aspen will be fabulous! There is a dense population of, well, aspens in this area and especially Maroon Bells at that time of the year can get you some stunning shots. A little further west of Aspen is Snowmass, which can be offer a plethora of interesting opportunities as well. My disclaimer: I've never been to this area during fall, but based on what I saw when I was there just a couple of days back, I'd imagine that these spots would offer very good opportunities.
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Re: Aspen trees and fall color in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2013, 06:08:04 PM »

Hi Praki,

My Colorado fall photoguide may be of interest to you.



See http://wyofoto.com/Photo_maps/Colorado_Color/Colorado_Color_Photoguide_PDF.html

Miles
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Re: Aspen trees and fall color in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2013, 05:50:57 PM »

Thanks Miles. Will visit the site.
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Re: Aspen trees and fall color in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 04:28:08 PM »

Miles, I have your Colorado Fall Color photoguide.  I have found to be very useful and thorough.  Thank you.
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