Leaf Lookin Around Telluride

Dolores Peak, Telluride, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, aspens, September, Fall Creek

Fall Creek Sunrise : Prints Available

A stormy sunrise above Dolores Peak and the vast aspen groves of the Fall Creek valley near Telluride, Colorado - September.

With the autumn colors at their peak and fresh snow dusting the mountains, we spent the last two days driving around and camping out in the Telluride area. This is a great autumn for the aspens this year – the colors are brilliant and there are lots of oranges and reds mixed in. The cloudy/stormy/misty skies provided the perfect atmosphere and light for geeking out with the camera all day long, from dawn till dusk!

Aspen, San Juan Mountains, Colorado

The Aspen : Prints Available

An aspen with a view of many more aspens.

Aspens, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, red, september

Neon Red Aspens : Prints Available

A rare grove of brilliant red aspens in the San Juans - September.

aspen leaf, red, raindrops

Red Aspen Raindrop : Prints Available

A close up shot of raindrops on a red and yellow aspen leaf.

Wilson Peak, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, fourteener, autumn, aspens, Telluride

Wilson Peak Autumn : Prints Available

Brilliant aspens and view of Wilson Peak, the famous fourteener near Telluride, after the first snows of autumn.

Aspens, fog, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, september

Aspen in the Fog : Prints Available

Aspen forest in the fog - September.

Aspens, leaves, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, September, fog

Foggy Aspen Closeup : Prints Available

Aspen leaves in the rain and fog - September.

Wilson Mesa, Wilson Peak, autumn, Last Dollar Road, September, San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Wilson Peak Breaking Storm : Prints Available

Clouds lift off of Wilson Mesa and Wilson Peak after an afternoon autumn storm, as seen from Last Dollar Road - September.

Wilson Peak, Wilson Mesa, aspens, Last Dollar Mountain, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, September, autumn

Wilson Mesa Autumn Morning : Prints Available

A sweeping view of Wilson Peak and Wilson Mesa and its many aspen groves, as seen from Last Dollar Mountain - September.

11 thoughts on “Leaf Lookin Around Telluride

  1. Beautiful!! Your photos could not have come at a better time for me… I’ll be out on Wilson Mesa starting Saturday and have been wondering what things look like. Looks like my SLR is going to get a workout!!

    1. Thanks Dave! Yeah, I was trying a lot of different stuff this time. I geeked out with lots of abstract macro closeup stuff, but most of it will probably just languish on my hard drive! Sure was fun though.

  2. Oh wow, Jack. These are spectacular! There’s no place else that says fall color like the San Juans (okay, with a few other spectacular places in UT and CO). Every year, I’m blown away by the sweeping vistas and intimate scenes in gold and how it turns out, neon orange. I hate to say this but “Oh Em Gee”. “Fall Creek Sunrise” and “Neon Red Aspens” speak the most to me from your diverse selection. One day…

    1. Thanks David! Yes, autumn around here is pretty awesome. If my photos even convey a fraction of how it actually feels to walk through the aspen forests then I’m happy!

  3. Fantastic images. I love the diversity of your shots. I was shooting around the Dallas Divide (very briefly) about the same time you were shooting these. I think SW Colorado had the best foliage in the state this year. One of these years I am coming to spend a good 2 weeks in the just the San Juans.

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