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Aspen’s Avalanche Of Gold

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/

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