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Twin Lakes and Independence Pass

September 26, 2008 - Colorado is at the peak of its autumn foliage viewing season. Today my friend Kelley and I drove on Highway 82 from Twin Lakes to Independence Pass. The beauty in the photos speak for themselves!
Mt. Elbert Lodge

Mt. Elbert Lodge

Colorado Fall Foliage

Colorado Fall Foliage

Adjacent are four photos of the autumn colors at the Mount Elbert Lodge. This particular spot had an unusual amount of orange and even red leaves among the foliage. Very pretty!

My photos of this area outside of fall:
  • Black Cloud Trail to South Elbert
  • Hike to La Plata Peak
  • Biking to Independence Pass
  • Mountain Biking in Twin Lakes
  • Autumn Foliage

    Autumn Foliage

    Bicyclists ride on the highway among shimmering fall colors. (top photo)

    Down the road a few miles (bottom photo), I posed among similar trees.

    Colorado Fall Foliage

    Colorado Fall Foliage

    We parked at the La Plata Peak Trailhead (approximately halfway between Twin Lakes and Independence Pass). It is just a beautiful mountain wonderland out there, and the two photos above show the mountain teeming with yellow aspens.

    Special thanks to Kelley for standing in the right photo to help with perspective.

    La Plata Peak Farther up the road, La Plata Peak's summit stands tall and proud from the highway. You are welcome to view my photos from my hike of this mountain early in the summer here: La Plata Peak Hike.
    A mountainside with plenty of yellow leaves.
    Autumn Road A beautiful autumn road.
    Colorado Fall Foliage A barn and windmill with bright autumn colors. Wow!
    Colorado Fall Foliage Bright colors surround the road.
    Twin Lakes, CO Lake Creek flows down the canyon.
    Twin Lakes, CO

    Twin Lakes, CO

    Two photos of the Twin Lakes west of the village of Twin Lakes, Colorado.
    Twin Lakes, CO Plenty of color on these massive mountains.

    Two years ago, I had the privilege of photographing the autumn colors while it was snowing. I call that page my "Fire and Ice" photo gallery.

    Parrk Peak Parry Peak shows some color with a walking bridge in the foreground.

    These pictures were provided by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. His personal web site is www.ColoradoGuy.com.

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