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Photography - Leaves Changing Color

Updated: May 26

Within the United States, there are numerous areas that showcase vibrant leaf colors during the Fall season. Colorado is one of them.


The tree most synonymous with Fall colors are the Aspen Tree. While the leaves are usually a shimmering gold hue, they can sometimes be orange and even red.


Aspen leaves changing color in the Fall

Kebler Pass is one of the areas most visited during Autumn in Colorado. There is a special spot along the dirt road through the pass where forest ferns change color at the same time as the Aspens.


It's a sea of gold. If you catch it at just the right time, the sun's light spills through the forest.


Forest of Aspen trees

Even at night, the moon's light can illuminate the golden leaves along a mountain side. And with enough luck, you can wish upon a shooting star.


Mountains at night with shooting star

There are other great spots to photograph the leave changing, but it often means driving for long distances and at very high altitudes. You even reach heights where not much grows.


road in the mountains

But if you press on, pockets of gold will reappear. And unlike the elusive impossible to get pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the Aspens leaves can indeed by touched.


Aspen tree leaves changing color










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