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Backpacker Magazine – May 2000

Aspen's Avalanche Of Gold

No color in nature comes close to matching the heart-stirring golden aspen found in the Rockies in autumn.

by: Buck Tilton

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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.


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sandy scritchfield
Aug 23, 2008

when do you predict this year to be in full bloom and do you suggest the same terrain

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