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post #1 of 28 Old 09-05-2012, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Places near Glenwood/Basalt/Aspen for 4wheel tree viewing?

Hey guys,

We are heading out west next weekend for a 3 day weekend. We are staying in Glenwood Springs, doing a horseback trip on Friday, but on Saturday the lady wants to get out and see the trees. I was in Breck last weekend and they were starting to change in town, so I expect they will be bright and yellow by the 15th!

Anyone know of any trails around the GWS/Basalt/Snowmass/Aspen area where we could get off the road to see the trees? I hate taking those narrow highways in tree viewing season because they always seem to get jammed up and people braking un expectedly, etc.

We will be in a modified and lifted JK, so something rough and technical doesnt matter.

Any ideas?

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post #2 of 28 Old 09-05-2012, 12:15 PM
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Check out lead king basin, schofield pass and crystal city. I was up there last weeekend and the leaves were just starting to change. It's a little south of Glenwood but well worth it.

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Check out lead king basin, schofield pass and crystal city. I was up there last weeekend and the leaves were just starting to change. It's a little south of Glenwood but well worth it.
Thanks for the ideas, I will look into them. We are ok with driving to get somewhere good.
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post #5 of 28 Old 09-07-2012, 06:13 AM
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Drive up to Kebler Pass, park at "Horse Park", and walk ~1-2 miles up an easy hiking trail to see the largest Aspen grove in the US.

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Pics from Kebler Pass...
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Awesome pics Arlo....

Now where can I find something similar but closer to Denver?
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Awesome pics Arlo....

Now where can I find something similar but closer to Denver?
The Peak to Peak Highway outside of Nederland normally has some good views.
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post #9 of 28 Old 09-08-2012, 06:24 AM
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Yep there are some nice ones off the highway.

I always take a fall color run through Caribou to Eldora via Eldorado Trail. Then some trails off of St. Mary's have nice Aspen's but are hard to find.

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Pics from Kebler Pass...
Ok I have to say, wow!
Mind if I ask what you were shooting with, etc???
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Canon 5dMKii w/ 17-40 4.0L

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Aww, very nice. All we are using here is a Nikon D3100, so we are only using a cropped sensor. I have a long ways to go before I'm of the skill to utilize an FX camera.
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New London mine at Mosquito Pass. Hardly up to what you can do!
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Getting close to that time of the year, thought I would bump this thread...
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Hey I did Aspen over the 4th and took a few trails that will be awesome for aspens, some photos here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgerpe/...7634737617251/

1.) Express Creek Road, cuts right through an very large aspen grove, this takes you to
2.) the first half of Taylor pass which is awesome, some amazing views
3.) Richmond Hill/Annie Basin, 2 other very sweet trails with good views.
4.) you can take these back towards aspen ski area and get some victory beers at the bar/restaurant at the top of Ajax.

Also if you havent been there before, make sure you drive to Maroon Bells, you can drive up to arguably the most photographic site in the us. Check out the ghost town of Ascroft too, right there, tons of Aspens there too.

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