Winter Snow in the Colorado Mountains near Denver

We had snow for Thanksgiving Day and Friday this year.  There was a possibility of more snow for later Sunday.   In town, we had a few inches, but it is still very cold.   Sunday, Zeb the Duck, Soapy Smith Duck, and JB Duck drove a short distance from Denver to see the new snow in our nearby mountains.   Ten or fifteen minutes from Denver, it was very overcast, but these trees look beautiful.

Very overcast close to Denver

Very overcast close to Denver

Soon we saw sun breaking through on this mountain.

Colorado sun is breaking through

Colorado sun is breaking through

Here is I-70 looking west.

View of Continental Divide from I-70

View of Continental Divide from I-70

This is one of our favorite views heading to the mountains.   The continental divide does not have much snow yet, but it will.   You can see the traffic from the mountain ski areas has not begun yet.   Light traffic on I-70 is rare on weekends.   A little further west, the sun is out and our bright blue Colorado sky is beautiful.  *

Snowy trees and bright blue Colorado sky

Snowy trees and bright blue Colorado sky

These trees appeared to be decorated with snowballs, to celebrate the Christmas season.

Decorated with snowballs for the Christmas season

Decorated with snowballs for the Christmas season

We really like this snowy tree, but we don’t want to sit in the cold snow very long.

Snow decorated tree

Snow decorated tree

Looking down the road, winter is coming to the Colorado mountains.

Continuing down the road

Continuing down the road

Although the sun is bright, the temperature was only 20 degrees, in the sun.   We were no more than 20 minutes from our home in the Denver suburbs.   We hope  you visit Colorado this winter.   Many of our ski areas are now open for winter fun.

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