Rainbow Road-Snowy Road through Multicolored Aspens

A road winds through a snowy stand of multicolored aspens high up along County Road 8 in the Flat Top Mountains in northwestern Colorado.
A road winds through a snowy stand of multicolored aspens high up along County Road 8 in the Flat Top Mountains in northwestern Colorado.

The fall colors were definitely a mixed bag in Colorado this year. I spent quite a bit of time up in the northwest after my good friend and fellow photographer Rod Hanna convinced me that I needed to come up there to see the conditions myself. Rod has lived in Steamboat Springs for many years and knows the area well. I was fortunate to have him spend quite a bit of time showing me around.

On this day, Rod had other arrangements and recommended that Bill Roberston, another friend that had joined us, and I head up into the Flat Top Mountains. We had been on the road the week before but the colors had hardly changed, so we thought we would see if things were any better. As was the norm, it was a mixed bag. There was still plenty of green, but some trees had already started to drop their leaves. We did find plenty of areas that made for great compositions though. Rod had stopped and pointed out this road leading into the aspens the previous week, so Bill and I were anxious to see how it looked. The colors weren’t at peak, but with the fresh snow covering the ground below them, it made for a very pretty sight.

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