Autumn in Colorado is beautiful. Today let’s drive one of Colorado’s scenic byways. From Denver we drive north to Fort Collins then the scenic byway through Poudre Canyon and into Waldon, Colorado. The Cache la Poudre River flows through Poudre Canyon.
This is a beautiful canyon. We drove through this tunnel.
Tunnels are fun to drive through in our mountains. We love the Cache la Poudre River.
Mom, I am almost cut out of this photo. Watching and listening to water is very soothing for ducks and humans.
The only purpose for this blog post today is to show you how beautiful Colorado is this fall. Our drive started at a rather low elevation in Fort Collins, just under 5,000 feet (1,524 m). So leaves had not yet started to change colors. But we go into the mountains and over Cameron Pass at 10,276 feet (3,132 m). The leaves change colors at higher elevations first.
We love our golden aspen. And we love the colors along the Cache la Poudre River.
And yet another photo of colors on the mountains.
Finally I, Zeb the Duck, am back in the photo.
These beautiful leaves are duck yellow. The green and red add variety and I love the mountain shape here also. I told mom we had enough photos of aspen turning gold, but around every curve in the road, we had to stop to take another photo.
So much beauty here. Coming out of the mountains, we enter North Park.
A valley between two mountain ranges. Remember last time I told you we have North Park, Middle Park, and the famous South Park. Here is the town of Walden, Colorado.
Walden is the Moose Viewing Capital of Colorado. Northern Colorado is not overly populated and the roads are not crowded. We thought we may see moose, but this is the only moose sighting today.
As we left town, about an hour later we saw antelope and later a deer. Moose must come out closer to sunset. Maybe next time we will see moose. But it was a beautiful drive. We hope you are enjoying fall colors in your area.
The mountains and River are beautiful! I could sit by that river all day. I love the tunnel!
We love the river and tunnel. Did spend time just watching and listening to the water. Perfect day
awesome….I may have to take that drive this weekend!
Hope you do. It is beautiful and not much traffic. We love it and I think you would also.
I just told Sean, this is my plan for tomorrow 🙂
Have fun. Hope to see your post about it. It’s beautiful
I love that Canyon.
I really enjoyed this drive with you to see the beautiful autumn colours in the mountains. That is one big moose.
We always love our mountain trips, but the gold leaves covering the mountain sides, mixed with the evergeen trees is special to me.