Huge clusters of golden aspen leaves against the bright blue Colorado sky is one of our favorite sights. Today we drove from Grant, Colorado on US Highway 285, across Guanella Pass to Georgetown, Colorado. First stop was at Geneva Creek.
And looking down Geneva Creek, ducks and humans feel so peaceful.
While the leaves are the feature for today, the granite Rocky Mountains are always an impressive sight.
Hearing water as we drive, a stop to admire these rapids was inevitable.
Around each curve in the road, the view is spectacular.
Perhaps Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck add a little to the scene. Nature is so magnificent. Mountains and horses seem to belong together in Colorado.
Further along, down another less traveled road, we found “our picnic grounds”.
The wind was strong enough that we blew off the sign for Duck Creek Picnic Ground. Gold, orange and red leaves dominate during the autumn, but the evergreen trees offer a beautiful ground cover.
Still climbing up, above timberline, we reach the summit area of Guanella Pass.
It is chillier up here and windy, so Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck must be extra careful. Even the low bushes provide color. The Rocky Mountains have so many secrets. Here is an unusual feature that caught our eyes.
Heading down the mountain, we marvel at the huge expanse of gold aspen trees.
Storm clouds to the north are forming.
The northern mountains will receive some snow tonight. But in the Denver area, we will still enjoy warmer days with no snow or freezing temperatures yet. Various stages of changing leaves is wonderful.
Admiring yellow and orange leaves with a background of green foliage, we are approaching Georgetown now.
The colors were wonderful, but now we will head back home. But, first a little time in one of our favorite mountain towns, Georgetown, Colorado. We hope you are also enjoying the varying colors of autumn.
How fantastic that you have a creek and a picnic ground named after you!
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