|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – May 2000
No color in nature comes close to matching the heart-stirring golden aspen found in the Rockies in autumn.
Getting There: From Aspen, take CO 82 northwest 14 miles. Turn south and follow the signs 12 miles to Snowmass Campground and the trailhead. Late September to early October.
Prime Time: Late September to early October.
Guides: The Complete Guide to Colorado's Wilderness Areas, by John Fielder and Mark Pearson (Westcliffe Publishers, 800-523-3692; $24.95).
Contact: Aspen Ranger District, White River National Forest, (970) 925-3445; www.fs.fed.us/r2/ whiteriver.