Friday, September 25, 2015

Showtime on Kenosha Pass

All it takes is a good stiff wind to strip the golden leaves right off their silvery limbs. 
And then, you miss the Aspen leaves changing colors by one day.
I know, it's happened to me.
But this year, we hit it at just the right time:  the first day of Autumn.
And it was spectacular. I just had to share some of the pictures Ron took.

Usually Aspen turn a bright gold but this year there was quite a bit of orange too. 

At 10,000 feet, a rustic fence zigzagging through a meadow 
adds another dimension to this gorgeous view. 

I wanted to run through this tawny meadow singing "The hills are alive . . ."

These colors simply cannot be recreated by man. 

That blue Colorado sky enhances the gold leaves

and the slightest breeze sends the shimmering leaves all a quiver. 

I don't think I could pick my favorite shot if I had to but this one would be close to the top.

Kenosha Pass has quite a fascinating history. 
It was used by Ute Indians to reach their hunting grounds in South Park, by white trappers in the
19th century, and by prospectors during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush of the 1860s.
During the Silver Boom in Colorado, the pass became a main route to the mines
in Leadville, Breckenridge and Aspen.

This is the other side of the pass looking south.
Mares' tail clouds over South Park. 

Today, although we went on a week day, cars lined both sides of the road and filled the parking lot. Ready for the show!

God's country.


  1. Going to Rocky Mountain National Park this weekend. Hope it's not too late. Your pictures are spectacular! Sally

  2. These all looks like paintings - just spectacular!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing !

  3. Absolutely looks like a field of gold!

  4. The Maker's Masterpiece...amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  5. I was at Kenoasha Pass last week! My favorite drive is through Guanella Pass. I think there was more color last year but this yerar is still lovely. It is nice to find another Colorado blogger!

  6. Beautiful! I love the beauty of fall in the mountains.

  7. My gosh, this is gorgeous. Yes, I would have sung at the top of my lungs. Pretty, pretty, pretty, Thanks for a the mountain view, I don't have the opportunity to see. Sandi

  8. There's gold in them there hills! Gorgeous gold I might add. Absolutely love the gorgeous show God gave to us in the Fall! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. How pretty! Thanks for sharing this at Home Sweet Home!