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MTSN
09-18-2013, 03:43 PM
I know that a lot of trails are probably in pretty poor shape right now with the flooding, but my girlfriend and I wanted to get up to the mountains this weekend to check out some changing colors. Some on the list that I've done that I *think* would be good are Guanella/Argentine/McClellan, Bill Moore Lake, Georgia Pass, Breakneck Pass...are there any that you all might suggest? We definitely like to hike too a bit, so something with that mixed in would be a huge plus. I like trails in the 3-6 range in difficulty on the traildamage.com scale..with a little 7 thrown in from time to time too :D

subzali
09-18-2013, 04:19 PM
You're early. Colors were not quite starting to change last weekend.

Argentine/Guanella is awesome though:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=25256&stc=1&d=1317041185

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=16556

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=16590

There are plenty of places to just stop, get out, and start walking. Old cabins hidden in the woods, or you could park in Silver Plume and hike up the old railroad grade to Pavilion Point.

farnhamstj
09-18-2013, 06:17 PM
Breck to Mosquito pass, Leadville to Hwy 24, Camp Hale, Minturn.

MTSN
09-18-2013, 06:18 PM
You're early. Colors were not quite starting to change last weekend.

Argentine/Guanella is awesome though:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=25256&stc=1&d=1317041185

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=16556

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=16590

There are plenty of places to just stop, get out, and start walking. Old cabins hidden in the woods, or you could park in Silver Plume and hike up the old railroad grade to Pavilion Point.

Ya that's one of my fav trails to run. I went up around this time last year and the colors were great, but we've had a lot more precipitation this year so I wondered if they'd be turning later.

Corbet
09-18-2013, 06:22 PM
nothing changing yet down this way.

Jacket
09-19-2013, 09:05 AM
Anything around Kenosha Pass is pretty good.

smslavin
09-19-2013, 12:59 PM
Breck to Mosquito pass, Leadville to Hwy 24, Camp Hale, Minturn.

Mosquito Pass is now closed due to a rock slide near the mill. Probably won't be open again until sometime next year.

Overlander
09-19-2013, 08:37 PM
Is Argentine Pass something that my nearly stock '95 with a mediocre driver could conquer?! :D I've never been up there - looks beautiful...

simps80
09-19-2013, 09:00 PM
Is Argentine Pass something that my nearly stock '95 with a mediocre driver could conquer?! :D I've never been up there - looks beautiful...

If you are talking about the truck in your sig line..easily

treerootCO
09-20-2013, 08:54 AM
Boreas Pass by way of Kenosha pass. Those are the best fall color areas I am aware of.

Corbet
09-21-2013, 08:55 PM
Just starting to change out by Telluride. Taken today coming down from Alta Lakes.

Fishy
09-21-2013, 09:56 PM
Just starting to change out by Telluride. Taken today coming down from Alta Lakes.

Hopefully we're timing it right. We leave next Sunday for our family Telluride leaf peeping tour! Even the kids are psyched.

Corbet
09-22-2013, 08:00 AM
Hopefully we're timing it right. We leave next Sunday for our family Telluride leaf peeping tour! Even the kids are psyched.

I think you'll be good. That pic was at about 11,000 feet. Nothing has started in town. I'd say next weekend and the following should be prime in Telluride unless the weather does something drastic.

Corbet
09-29-2013, 07:22 PM
Friend took this over the weekend between Ouray and Ironton.

MTSN
10-02-2013, 01:30 PM
We did Guanella last weekend and snapped a couple:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rz38Oam7hiE/UkxvaRDVsxI/AAAAAAAABDw/I0aBMykIKMM/s512/leaves1.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xX_HRNMStUU/UkxvaekGqJI/AAAAAAAABDs/AUDnBeCHhbQ/s640/leaves10.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fQ0UK3Se5gc/UkxvgRbrYzI/AAAAAAAABD4/gKkWQpfDoVg/s640/leaves11.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qkSDh8PYYiQ/Ukxv6NZj3RI/AAAAAAAABEI/aMSAMWTzVGE/s640/leaves12.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_L5tWQAivYg/Ukxv5T1mxbI/AAAAAAAABEE/-JvxQxeoRiY/s640/leaves13.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bP_wiRkmXRk/UkxwHev2lZI/AAAAAAAABEQ/Xm8Gq25QJiY/s640/leaves14.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YYSPLclEJoU/UkxwWn4X-dI/AAAAAAAABEg/C0Xf8U_fqhI/s640/leaves15.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Cc0V6mnKixc/UkxwTe9cWeI/AAAAAAAABEY/9BbxLwr6h2Q/s640/leaves16.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eCE_7GPvQHc/UkxwZ0ydK1I/AAAAAAAABEo/MeHbHsey_uo/s512/leaves2.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VXj0FHQVOv4/Ukxw_nKJOlI/AAAAAAAABFA/uGSiXNqeRTY/s512/leaves3.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RnDy3hWKBxw/Ukxw4_S_gTI/AAAAAAAABE0/b4uAuJXVRmI/s640/leaves4.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Jci32nO1_PQ/Ukxw5888n2I/AAAAAAAABE4/8QyEXk8NYdo/s512/leaves5.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MGeMxeP1h98/UkxxHEJcTqI/AAAAAAAABFI/_Zaw0VhL6vo/s640/leaves6.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-F5FIHQrMtb8/UkxxM9Lp5gI/AAAAAAAABFQ/QxvqZx9XQ1w/s640/leaves7.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QvoK1ee3C78/UkxxU5UQ7kI/AAAAAAAABFY/0lNhwB5Xpho/s640/leaves8.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_RxIT6exbR0/UkxxYA--h9I/AAAAAAAABFg/wbPVED2PIjE/s640/leaves9.JPG

akingf5371
10-07-2013, 01:36 PM
Is it too late to go look at leaves?

rover67
10-07-2013, 01:51 PM
we drove around a bit this weekend and there were spots that had changed, were changing, and hadn't changed yet.

I'd say get up there and see!!

akingf5371
10-07-2013, 02:15 PM
Done! Thanks Marco!

rover67
10-07-2013, 02:20 PM
yeah man, this was CB and Marble area this weekend:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=240104&postcount=343

Jacket
10-11-2013, 05:43 PM
Some from the Hayman burn area (Goose Creek Road).

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/Hayman/002%20%28Custom%29.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/Hayman/003%20%28Custom%29.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/Hayman/005%20%28Custom%29.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/Hayman/006%20%28Custom%29.JPG

DanS
10-13-2013, 09:43 AM
The leaves are late this year!

Here in Dumont I've still got about half of the Aspens that haven't turned.

Not as spectacular this year as most years though. The gold just isn't as brilliant as it usually is. Doesn't matter: still love Aspens!

In fact, I'm heading up to my property now to go promote the Aspen grove...

Dan