Fall Colors Colorado: Kenosha Pass

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.

The 285 road sign surrounded by the Fall Colors of Colorado at Kenosha Pass.
The Fall Colors of Colorado at 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.

A grove of aspen trees surrounding the road.  The trees have yellow leaves at the top of their tall trunks.  All part of the fall colors of Colorado at Kenosha Pass
The Fall Colors of Colorado at Kenosha Pass

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.

A filed of yellow leaved aspens as part of the fall colors of Colorado at Kenosha Pass
The Fall colors of Colorado at Kenosha 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.

a hill lined with golden leaves with golden leaved aspens in the foreground. All part of the fall colors of Colorado at Kenosha pass.
The Fall Colors of Colorado at Kenosha Pass

The Views

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.

Aspen trees with yellow leaves in the foreground with a rocky mountain peak in the background are all part of the Fall colors of Colorado at Kenosha Peak
The Fall Colors of Colorado at Kenosha Pass

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.

a tall aspen with gold and orange leaves with a backdrop of blue sky as part of the fall colors of colorado at Kenosha Pass
Fall Colors of Colorado at Kenosha Pass

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.

A hill with spots of yellow leaves in the distance and line of golden aspen leaves in the foreground as part of the fall colors of Colorado at Kenosha Pass
Fall Colors of Colorado

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.

A dying sunflower growing out of an old railroad track with a line of golden trees in the background as part of the fall colors of Colorado Kenosha Pass
The Fall Colors of Colorado

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.

A hill with a mixture of green and yellow leaves as part of the fall colors of Colorado at Kenosha Pass
The fall Colors of Colorado at Kenosha Pass

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.

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