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Best place to see the changing Aspens

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1. Re: Best place to see the changing Aspens

Depends on what time you are visiting. But the largest living single aspen grove in North America is between paonia State park and Crested Butte on county road 12. Off of 133 from the Paonia side.

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2. Re: Best place to see the changing Aspens

www.9news.com/weather/outdoors/fall_colors/

The link above will give you some good ideas. There are so many amazing fall color drives in Colorado. You do want to stay in one place. Fall is definitely the time for a road trip. This is the Fall Colors 2012 thread here on the Colorado Forum last year.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g28927-i252-k57184…

This is a double loop trip I have done in the past which has the added benefit of visiting Colorado National Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. It includes parts of the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, San Juan Skyway, West Elk Loop Scenic Byway, Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway and Independence Pass, Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway, Trail Ridge Road, and the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Lots of great towns for lodging along the route - Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Ouray, Montrose, Redstone, Aspen, Frisco, Grand Lake, Estes Park

The San Juan Skyway and Ouray area may have my vote for the best fall foliage area. It is tough to pick just one area.

http://mapq.st/13egxVU

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3. Re: Best place to see the changing Aspens

The Colorado Tourism site also has great info: colorado.com/articles/aspen-viewing-colorado…

(Not to nitpick bbally, but the largest single living aspen grove in the world is Pando in Utah. Kebler Pass is one of the largest in the US)..

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4. Re: Best place to see the changing Aspens

We always have found the fall colors in both the RMNP and San Juan Skyway to be beautiful. We've taken a mid to late September trip to CO for the past five years.

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