Walls of Gold – Fall Colors in Colorado

I’m excited to be heading back down to the West Elk Mountains and the Uncompahgre National Forest to see the fall colors in Colorado. I’m also excited to have Chris Nitz and Lee A. Brown join me as we tour for the fall colors in Colorado. There will be plenty of sunrise and sunset shoots and possibly a late night astrophotography session among the gold colored aspens. I hope that more of you can join me next year!

There has been reports of snow on the mountain peaks and though fall colors are starting late here in Colorado due to the moisture we have had, I’m sure there will be plenty of gold to be seen. It’s definitely one of my favorite times of the year and Colorado really shines this time of year in the southwest part of the state.

This image was from last year along Owl Creek Pass.  Walls of gold lined the roads made for spectacular imagery and you certainly didn’t mind taking the slow drive through the mountains.

Have a great week everyone!  I’ll be back with hopefully some more wonderful fall images.

Aspens line the road in Colorado like Walls of Gold

Gold Aspen line roads along Owl Creek Pass, Colorado – Click to Enlarge/Purchase

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  • Beautiful image, Rick. Really love the color and those tree trunks showing in the background. Looks great enlarged. 😉

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks, Jimi! I appreciate it. I love this image large. I may have to get it for my walls.

      • I was thinking about just that. It would make a great wall piece. 😉

  • Toad Hollow Photo

    GREAT shot, Rick! I am so jealous that you get to hang out with two of my favorite togs there, Chris and Lee! Please do say hi to them for me, I really wish I could be there with you guys!!

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks so much! It’s going to be a fun weekend. They say hi back!

  • Michael Criswell

    I am jealous as well, have a great time!

  • Guest

    Hi, I am thinking about a trip to Aspen, CO on 10/05/2013. Would the trees still be gold at that time? Thanks for your help!

  • Chen Su

    Hi, I am thinking about a trip to Aspen, CO on 10/05/2013. Would the trees be still gold at that time? Thanks!

    • RickLouiePhoto

      That will probably be a good weekend. Things were a little green this week so next week should be good. There is a storm front coming in that is supposed to hit Wednesday so keep an eye out for it and how it may affect your trip. I did see a photo of Maroon Bells and it looks spectacular right now. If we get a big enough storm all the leaves could drop and there could be nothing next weekend. It’s really hard to tell this year. Good luck!

      • Chen Su

        Thanks a lot!

  • ljsaltiel

    Love this great image Rick. Super color and leading line. Can’t wait for fall to come to New England.