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...Telluride in the fall
Heading into Tellluride on the 145

Well, I've come full circle in Colorado. In May, I visited Telluride with a friend, and we found it breath-taking. We took the gondola ride up to Mountain Village, took in the views along the way, then came back and did a couple of hikes. We were captured by the beauty surrounding us.

Now, here it is September. I'm with another friend, and we've been traveling back and forth on the west side of the San Juan Scenic Loop, the Highway 145, and we made a trip into Telluride. The fall foliage seems to be at near-peak, but some say, "Not yet." We simply shake our heads and declare ourselves speechless. There are just no words to describe the brilliance and the masses of color....whole mountainsides for as far as you can.

Enjoy the photos which hardly do justice to the real thing. I wish everyone viewing these could see Colorado in the fall first-hand.

The Telluride City Park
Beaver Pond
Telluride's City Park
a colorful set of trees
Beaver Pond, along Telluride's river walk
view from Mountain Village
closeup of gondola going up to Mountain Village
View of the mountainside from Mountain Village
a nice set of fall colors
tree closeup and mountains
At Elk Pond in Mountain Village
the mountains
Taken at Elk Pond in Mountain Village
Elk Pond at Mountain Village
aspen trunks closeup

If you'd like to do more Colorado leaf-peeping, click on one of the locations here:

Crested Butte and the West Elk Loop

Highway 145, the San Juan Skyway

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