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#995455 - 08/26/17 12:06 PM Best week to catch the Aspens in Colorado at their peak?
dbaliko Offline
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For those of you from the Colorado mountain areas, when is it usually the best time to catch the Aspens in all their fall splendor? I have been up there a few times in early September, but it's usually a bit too early. I'm thinking the 3rd or 4th week in September will probably be about right. Let me know what you think. I'm trying to plan a Colorado ride next month. Thanks.

Doug
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#995463 - 08/26/17 01:44 PM Re: Best week to catch the Aspens in Colorado at their peak? [Re: dbaliko]
Danny caddyshack Noonan Offline
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If you spend a couple of weeks, and include the Wasatch and Uinta ranges, more of us can check out your wrap job first hand! grin
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#995465 - 08/26/17 02:14 PM Re: Best week to catch the Aspens in Colorado at their peak? [Re: Danny caddyshack Noonan]
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Originally Posted By: Danny caddyshack Noonan
If you spend a couple of weeks, and include the Wasatch and Uinta ranges, more of us can check out your wrap job first hand! grin


LOL... I'm wait listed for a room or cabin at Torrey. Supposedly I'm first on the wait list. If I get a room I'm going to incorporate Torrey into my trip. Hopefully it will work out.

Doug
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#995514 - 08/27/17 04:53 PM Re: Best week to catch the Aspens in Colorado at their peak? [Re: dbaliko]
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End of Sept-beginning of Oct is a good ballpark to shoot for, but please note that peak colors are highly dependent on a few factors that are highly variable, especially at elevation (temps, precip, sun). Keep in mind that there is a pretty good timeline spread on peak color times as you go from the north end of the state to the south (usually about a 4 week window), so if you are somewhat flexible on where in the state you go, you can catch magnificent color without having to time it perfectly. Safe travels.
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#995519 - 08/27/17 06:20 PM Re: Best week to catch the Aspens in Colorado at their peak? [Re: waynerd]
dbaliko Offline
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Perfect. Thank you.
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#995523 - 08/27/17 07:59 PM Re: Best week to catch the Aspens in Colorado at their peak? [Re: dbaliko]
JR356 Offline
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https://www.tripsavvy.com/colorado-fall-foliage-1061791

Some useful info here with clickable links to current information.

Another option,but further away,is the California eastern sierras fall colors,plus you can ride some spectacular sierra passes.

JR356

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