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Unread 08-25-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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foliage Ouray 8/16-20

We are going to Ouray Sept. 16-20. Can anyone predict if the Aspens will be change in that time frame?

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Unread 08-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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I'm looking for the same info, open to any dates but would like to know when the best time to hit the trails and see the foliage would be.

Looks like September is still sort of early, with the first couple weeks of October leading the way: http://info.boxcanyonouray.com/bid/7...ic-Drives-2011
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Unread 08-30-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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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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Unread 08-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #4
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We are going to Ouray Sept. 16-20. Can anyone predict if the Aspens will be change in that time frame?
What part of Oklahoma you from? Former tulsans here.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 06:40 PM   #5
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Just came back from a week in Silverton.... Some of the ground vegetation is already changing. Trees are still green but nights were in the 40's at elevation.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 09:22 AM   #6
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^^ Nice pick of Black Bear Pass...
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Unread 09-01-2013, 10:12 PM   #7
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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
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Unread 09-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #8
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Unread 09-05-2013, 06:33 AM   #9
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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.

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Unread 09-06-2013, 09:32 AM   #10
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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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Unread 09-09-2013, 06:56 PM   #11
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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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Unread 09-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #12
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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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Unread 09-16-2013, 01:29 PM   #13
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Any updates from the mountains?

Possibly heading out this weekend to look for the colors, but not sure if it's too early or not.

Trying to decide where to go for a weekend: Kebler Pass/Crested Butte/Gunnison vs. Ouray/Silverton vs. Aspen
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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:11 PM   #14
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I called my friend who lives in Aspen today, she said everything is still very green and they are probably 2 weeks out from peak colors.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 08:52 AM   #15
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Snow last night at 8,000 ft and above. Freeze forecast tonight. Everything is turning color quickly here. This weekend should be perfect with sunshine and cool temps forecast.
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