Love Those Golden Aspen

Yesterday we saw more golden aspen!  Turning on Squaw Pass Road, we saw this huge meadow.  IMG_4346It is Jefferson County Open Space property.  Often the elk herds graze and lounge here.  So glad this place is safe for elk now and in the future.

There were beautiful gold aspen trees, fabulous among the evergreen trees, on the mountain side beneath the Colorado’s sky.  Here are a few photos of aspen.

Gorgeous aspen and energetic biker.

Gorgeous aspen and energetic biker.

Also, many of the aspen leaves are falling, so mom put me in some leaves.

Me, sitting in aspen leaves

Me, sitting in aspen leaves

The mountains also had many pine needles.  Yep, pine needles and pinecones also fall.  The ground feels soft and spongy with all the pine needles.

Me sitting on pine needles with pine cones

Me sitting on pine needles with pine cones

It was fun to sit on the ground with pinecones and pine needles.

Rocky Mountains sure are rocky

Rocky Mountains sure are rocky

I love Colorado.  We can take a few hours and see so may different things.  A trip to the mountains is like a mini vacation.  Please try some of these mini vacations.  You will love them.  We return to town feeling relaxed and eager to enjoy the many offerings of the city.

We took I-70 west from Denver to Evergreen Parkway.  Then Evergreen Parkway to Squaw Pass Road.  This road goes to Idaho Springs and then you can return to Denver on I-70.

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