It is autumn in Colorado. Let’s go looking for gold on the Rocky Mountains.
I found some. The aspen trees that cover our mountains on Kenosha Pass.
While I cannot spend this gold, the beauty makes me smile and appreciate Colorado. Just over the Continental Divide, we stop, turn around, and capture one more photo.
We love our golden aspen trees. Over the pass is South Park.
Yes, this is really called South Park. And for you fans of The Simpsons TV show, the writers were referring to this area. In Colorado, between two mountain ranges running north and south, we have North Park, Middle Park and South Park. The aspens here, at lower elevation, are also turning.
Isn’t this a beautiful time of year? Continuing through South Park, we arrive in the town of Fairplay.
This town is almost two miles high. Denver is one mile high. This historic courthouse was placed on the Historic Register in 1974. At that time, this was Colorado’s oldest working courthouse.
A new, larger courthouse is now used in Fairplay. This gazebo is a great place for a picnic or a snack. This is Colorado, so we need a moose.
I didn’t find the walking, breathing moose here, but this statue is nice.
Beautiful autumn leaves viewed from behind a Fairplay bank. Returning home, we took the same road. At Kenosha Pass we admired this lake.
And the two moose that were having a drink. Unfortunately a tourist ran toward the moose from a trail, to get a better photo, but the moose apparently felt threatened and ran.
This is a not too good photo of a retreating moose. We are following the North Fork of the South Platte River.
We love rivers and the sound of moving water. In Bailey, Colorado, we visited the Coney Island Boardwalk.
This hot dog appears to be adobe, serves hot dogs, and has the perfect location. There is a seating area near the “hot dog”, and we loved the mountain scenery behind this seating area.
We like this area, but did not eat there today. It was a sunny, warm day so we sat at a picnic table next to the river.
This hot dog has beer mustard. Not really sure what that is, but the mustard has spots in it. Of course, mom added ketchup. We enjoyed our lunch and the break sitting by the river. We hope you are enjoying the changing colors near you.