We were in Denver last week, visiting my parents. Since it is fall, we took several trips into the mountains to see the yearly color show in the mountains. In early fall, the shimmering leaves of the aspen, the quintessential Colorado tree, turn to a positively glowing shade of gold, sending locals and visitors rushing to the mountains. The glorious colors don’t last long, however, usually from mid-September to the beginning of October. On this trip we followed the North Fork of the South Platte river out of Denver to Kenosha Pass on Route 285. The trip goes by fairly quickly, only about hour and a half to the summit of Kenosha Pass. The photo above was taken in Shawnee last week.