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    Fall Colors TR: Crested Butte, CO (not 100% bike-related)

    OK, this isn't completely bike related- there aren't any actual action shots of riding bikes... however, I did ride every day in CB and these views are accessible by bike. Plus, I figured a lot of guys on here are interested in how Crested Butte looks this time of year.

    This fall, I was lucky enough to have my dad with me for the trip- the first time I've been back down to Crested Butte in a few years for the fall colors. We timed the trip perfectly- aside from a couple of small rain showers, we had perfect weather and witnessed some of the best color in the last 25 years (or so I was told). The Crested Butte area is absolutely beautiful, with aspen viewing possible in a number of different locations. These pictures were taken the first weekend in October in areas around town like Kebler Pass, Washington Gulch, Gothic, Cement Creek, and even right in town. I can't wait to return next fall.

    Enjoy the pictures.

    1. Upon arrival in CB, we were greeted with this view:

    2. A quick hitting rainstorm over the East River Valley:

    3. The Beckwiths, off Kebler Pass, in the morning light:

    4. The ferns change colors too:

    5. All along the Dark Canyon Trail, the colors were spectacular:

    6. And then you get to the overlook:

    7. My dad's from SC... this isn't something you get to see every day:

    8. West Beckwith Mountain:

    9. A perfectly placed orange aspen leaf:

    10. Then we made our way over to Washington Gulch to see Gothic Peak and Snodgrass Mtn:

    11. And of course, the East River Valley:


    13. A quick rain shower greeted us under Gothic Peak:

    14. But this stand of aspens above the town of Gothic was worth it:

    15. And finally, a small cabin outside of Gothic. Looks like the cows are taking over for the fall:

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    Love it, and sad I missed it this year in Cortez, Mancos, and Durango, but projects get in the way sometimes.

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    "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in South Carolina anymore.". Great stuff, man. THE place to check out a banner Aspen year. My personal faves--#s 4 and 13.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    I'm adding #14 to my wow list.

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    Nice shots!

    #13 & #2 are sick

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    Super pictures! I'll be there next Tue-Thu... Hopefully I won't be too late to see the fall splendor.
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    Beautiful shots!

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