Autumn is a gorgeous time in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. We took an afternoon drive to LaPlata Canyon in the San Juan range in southwestern Colorado.
This year the color seems to be a bit spotty – there are places where some aspens are bright golden while others are still fully green. On some mountainsides the color in general is up high. However we did find some color in the LaPlata canyon itself. That said, you have to realize that where we were in the canyon was above 9,200 feet so pretty high elevation.
It’s a little disconcerting because it is still September and there is quite a bit of snow up high already. Our guess at how high is about 10,000 feet. Does that mean it will be a long, hard winter?
The day we went, it was actually raining off and on so there was a mist over everything and no bright sunshine. Even so, it was still beautiful.