Fall Colors Colorado: Kenosha Pass
I write this while enjoying the last few hours of the last day of Summer. Tomorrow officially begins one of my favorite times of year in Colorado, Fall! The cold nights and crisp mornings that are slowly warmed by a weakening sun always makes for great hiking weather. The leaves changing make even the most routine treks through the woods an explosion of natural artistry that can not be paralleled. There are plenty of places to see this transformation. Today, I checked out an old reliable with the Fall colors of Colorado at Kenosha Pass.
Pumpkin Spice Leaves
For some the Fall is welcomed to this world with the return of the Pumpkin Spiced beverages found at the local drinkery’s. For me it is kicked off with a trip to Kenosha Pass.
Located on 285 between Grant and Jefferson, Kenosha Pass is an imensely popular place to see the golds and yellows in the crisp air. It is popular for a very good reason! On either side of the highway there are plenty of options to see the splendor.
Aspens for Days
The most popular of the changing trees in Colorado are Aspens and there are plenty of them around Kenosha Pass. The thinner, white-barked trees scatter throughout the national forest that makes up the landscape surrounding the pass.
Each fall these always seem to be some of the first of the trees to signal the shortening of the days. And the coming winter approaching. Their last days of summer include an amazing transition. From green, quaking leaves to these amazing gold and yellow symbols of the falling sun.
While I may be running out of articulate things to say about golden leaves clinging to the branch for the last time before the gentle fall to the ground, Kenosha Pass does not run out of views.
From hills to mountains and ponds, the views are all kissed by the gold leaf trim of the trees. Kenosha Pass also has a decent amount of parking. It does fill up fast though! And there is plenty of space to allow for walking around and getting up close and personal to the changing trees.
Whether you are close up or taking the mosaic in from the distance, the spattering of color against the blue of the sky or the green of the pines, combine to make for an amazing experience of occular delight.
The falling Fall
Just like my ability to create metaphors, Fall will not last forever. The words I use as an excuse to post amazing pictures will soon run out. Just like these natural golden gems will soon fall and usher in the cold bleakness of winter.
Ok I have run out of nice ways of describing this. But it is so amazingly beautiful and calming. I hope you get a chance to take in the colors changing. Here is one more view and make sure to check out the gallery below.
There are a lot of places to check the changing leaves around. I will do my best to get to some and get them posted but you might also want to follow along on my social media accounts to see some other places that I visit in this short Leaf Peeping season. If you are looking for more of a hike at Kenosha Pass you can click here. A hike I did last year at the pass.