Autumn Pictures

Early Autumn Foliage Photos

Leadville, CO, Granite, CO & Buena Vista, CO - September 7-12, 2009

Autumn Foliage The autumn foliage season comes early to the highest regions of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Adjacent is a photo I snapped outside of Leadville, CO while on my lunch break on September 10, 2009. I consider this my first "real autumn photo" of the season and deemed it worthy enough to show off on my Twitter and Facebook pages.

Right now we are in the early season of autumn foliage viewing. A large number of trees are completely green, but each day there are more pockets of color flairing up in the wildnerness.

Aspen Grove

Colorado Fall Foliage

Aspen Grove

Today (September 12) I ventured in the forest (west of Buena Vista, CO) to an aspen grove that was showing some pretty foliage.

Now Colorado does not enjoy the wide array of colors other parts of the country such as Vermont, North Carolina and Minnesota. However, Colorado's plentiful aspens and cottonwoods in the mountains tend to "wow" many of us living here. :)

Other pages of this particular mountain region:

  • Cottonwood Pass Fall Foliage (2002)
  • Cottonwood Pass Fall Foliage (2008)
  • Mt. Yale
  • Mt. Princeton
  • Cottonwood Pass on the Continental Divide
  • Gladstone Ridge

  • Hillside On the morning of September 12, I photographed this hillside with foliage in Granite, Colorado.
    Autumn Foliage Another shot in Granite, CO. Plenty of green is lingers, but I thought it was a pretty shot nonetheless.

    Photos by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, CO.
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    September 7, 2009 - My Hike To Galena Mountain

    Three more photos that are even earlier! On Labor Day, I climbed Galena Mountain (alt. 12,983 feet). Notice the distinctly red shade of the smaller plants in the foreground. Mount Massive is the largest mountain in the background.

    Two photos along the Colorado Trail that show some of the smaller types of plants that turn colors.

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