Fall Colors, Lizard Head Pass, Colorado

Lizard Head Pass, Colorado, autumn colors.

Lizard Head Pass, Colorado, autumn colors at sunrise.

The perfect autumn continues in the Four Corners region. In this edition, I’m concentrating on the San Juan mountain range of southwest Colorado. Warm clear days and chilly but not freezing nights have coaxed the aspen forests to back off on their chlorophyll supply to their leaves slowly. Meaning: as the green wanes, the yellows appear. A really hard frost or early snow at this high elevation would mean bye-bye for the leaves.

These photos are from Lizard Head Pass, on the boundary between Dolores County and San Miguel County in the San Juan Range. As gorgeous an area as you’ll ever find.

Sunrise colors on the high peaks, San Juan mountain range, Colorado.

Sunrise colors on the high peaks, San Juan mountain range, Colorado.

The fall colors were at their peak. Though when “peak” occurs I’ve often wondered. It’s arbitrary. When it’s good it’s good.

Photo location: Lizard Head Pass, San Juan National Forest and Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado.

Aspen stands, fall colors, Lizard Head Pass, Colorado.

Aspen stands, fall colors, Lizard Head Pass, Colorado.

© Copyright 2015 Stephen J. Krieg

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