You can start seeing some rogue aspens changing as early as labor day weekend. Last year we saw a few on Independence Pass. Mid sept-early oct is typical for colors. Varies year to year with weather, etc too.
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We just came back from a lap thru cottonwood pass, and kebler pass. Ground vegetation is beginning to change in places, and there are a few isolated aspens in gold already. Few more with an off green color, so they are phasing as we speak. Guessing 3 weeks maybe and it'll be prime time I bet. I think we'll make another lap thru those passes in late September and get some nice pics. I'll post some of mine tomorrow, I'm too beat right now lol
Hey Guys, are you still heading to Ouray this month? Im was planning on going the 24th, 25th and 26th, swinging through ridgeway to Dallas Divide, down last dollar road and into telluride and hitting up Gov's Basin and some other trails. I dont mind a solo adventure but id prefer not to run some of those more difficult trails solo. I could possibly swing the 16th too, but prefer that week of September as its usually the best for photo ops.
That should be about the time frame they start to go. There's already some changes going that I've seen. Normally by my birthday (mid month), there's usually a good amount going by then, esp. at the higher elevations. I like to normally go mid month to end of month in September, but who knows sometimes....
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I live in Ouray County and some are just beginning to turn. It's been flat out pouring rain every single afternoon for days and days. It's been getting cooler also with all this rain. I'm thinking late September would be a perfect time to visit. I would also recommend Owl Creek Pass to Silverjack, and down County Road 2 along with the usual Jeep roads here. I would also recommend a trip to the Grand Mesa. Have fun.
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I should be in the area around the 23rd-29th... then going to Moab by way of the Grand Canyon (yeah, taking the "scenic route"). If you see a silver JK with a "Delaware Jeep Association" decal on the windshield, flag me down!
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