fall colors

Fall colors: Five Colorado towns that glow gold

As other states start fussing over who has the better fall foliage — really, Arizona, trash-talking Vermont?! — Coloradans simply pack up their cameras and head out for the annual display that sets the gold standard for leaf peeping. You don’t have to go far to find aspen ablaze with orange and yellow or maples and oaks that turn orange and red. Head to the mountains in the next week or so, though, as the leaves have begun to change already. Here are five Colorado towns about to be transformed by fall colors, and a few ideas for what to do when you get there. ASPEN The view: Just because the Maroon Bells are the most photographed peaks in North America doesn’t mean you can’t get a shot of them, too. They’re popular for a reason — two 14ers snug against each other, s...

Delight in Colorado Fall Colors…In A Cemetery?

I haven’t been feeling the need to drive up to the mountains for this year’s Colorado fall color spectacular. Perhaps the $3.60+ price at the pump contributes to my apathy toward a mountain day trip and the fact that my minivan sucks up that $3.55+ per gallon of liquid gold like it was as precious as air or something. Doing something different, and closer to home, sounded more dynamic. More adventurous. More spontaneous. Staying closer to home for something new, different, and fun certainly sounds way better than proclaiming I don’t want to feed the mean gas pumping machine as frequently. So we took a trip to Fairmount Cemetery.