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Peak Aspen Viewing 2019

The above average winter season not only made for some incredible summer hikes with Colorado wildflowers, but also sets the Aspens ups for an incredible Fall. It’s expected that the colors this year really pop as the added moisture really helps the Aspens grow.

  • September 18th – September 29th is the estimated best time for Summit County.
  • September 22 – October 3 is the estimated window for Lake County, Aspen and Buena Vista.
Photo: 9news.com

9News explains it here! 

9News Leaf Peeping Forecast

It’s that time of year in the high country, fall is settling in and the Aspen trees are glowing golden. Come explore while they are here!

Colorado fall colors guide: where and when to see the best fall foliage

Amanda Kesting, KUSA 5:15 PM. MDT September 15, 2017

It one of the most beautiful times to live in Colorado.

Hillsides turn stunning shades of gold, orange and red. And it sometimes seems to happen almost overnight.

Leaves change color each fall when they stop photosynthesis so they can rest for the winter when there isn’t enough sunlight. The green chlorophyll fades, leaving behind the others colors that had been hidden the rest of the year.

Typically, colors peak in the northern mountains between Sept. 15 and Sept. 25. The central mountains peak the last week of the month. For the southern mountains, it’s the first week of October.

One of the best, and most popular ways to see the fall colors is by going on a drive over one of the many scenic byways or mountain passes surrounded by changing leaves.

GUIDE: 9 best drives to see fall colors in Colorado

Each route has many places to pull over and take pictures and to go for a hike or walk for a closer look at the gorgeous scenery.

If you’d rather get an up-close look at the colors the whole way, there are several hikes that take advantage of the season.

GUIDE: 9 hikes where you can see fall colors in Colorado

RELATED: A hike worthy of Colorado’s stunning fall colors: Booth Falls in Vail

Whether you prefer to be on the western slope, in the hustle and bustle of the city, across the eastern plains, or in the foothills, there are dozens of fall festivals to enjoy this one-of-a-kind season in Colorful Colorado.

GUIDE: Love fall? Visit these fun fall festivals across Colorado

Decorating With Nature in Fall and Winter

Bringing the beauty of the changing seasons inside is easy and inexpensive. Here are 16 ideas to get you started

As the days become shorter and the light fades, we naturally want to hunker down indoors with cozy throws, hot drinks and good friends. And while shopping for new goodies to reflect the season can be fun, you don’t need to spend big to bring the look and feel of the turning seasons into your home. Here are 16 project ideas (most of them quick and ridiculously easy) that make use of whatever natural elements you have on hand, from found feathers to firewood.

(September 25, 2016) Houzz Contributor. I cover topics ranging from decorating ideas, product picks, Houzz tours, and interviews with designers and architects, to the monthly home maintenance checklist. My favorite pieces to write center around the emotional aspects of home and savoring life’s simple pleasures. Learn more + register for my upcoming Deep Storage Boot Camp e-course athttp://www.lauragaskill.com/ecourse