As the bright summer fades into fall’s splendor in Aspen and Snowmass Village another dimension of beauty unveils itself. Shades of orange, yellow and red replace the pinks, purples and greens of summer. The depth and richness of fall in the Rockies calls to beauty loving souls from the world over.
Mid-September is commonly accepted as the best time to view the full spectrum of the fall colors in all of their glory. Many drawn to the Aspen and Snowmass Village area look forward to quiet drives along winding roads bedazzled with color. Maroon Creek Road and Castle Creek Road offer serene views, with pocket after pocket of aspen trees bursting out around each bend in the road – afire with color. Following these mountain roads can lead visitors and residents to other treasures that dot the way, such as the old ghost town Ashcroft. What could be more memorable than a ghost town wrapped in the rich colors of fall? Afternoon drives and roadside picnics in one of the many pull-offs along the road allow visitors to see as much of the beautiful Colorado fall as possible.
Inspiration hangs on every leaf, as photographers and artists flock to the Aspen/Snowmass Village area in search of fall’s changing beauty. An early morning trip out to the Maroon Bells is one of the best times to witness and to try to capture these fleeting moments. The iconic image of the Maroon Bells is made even more beautiful by splashes of yellow, orange and the occasional red that never ceases to touch the soul and inspire.
A quiet walk or hike on one of the many trails in the Aspen and Snowmass Village area, or up on one of the four mountains, offers a more intimate experience. Alone with nature, one can almost hear the leaves changing, whispering to each other in the wind and gracefully falling to the earth.
Cyclists and mountain bike riders enjoy the crisp coolness of the autumn air in contrast to the brightness of the mountain sun. They too can witness the season change as they whip up and down the beautiful biking trails.
After communing with nature, take some time to enjoy the Aspen Saturday Market, on Saturday mornings, where the harvests grown in and around the Aspen and Snowmass Village area are brought forth and shared with the community. Here is another way to celebrate fall and to get freshly grown, local produce and goods.
Autumn in the Rockies evokes all of the sensations of fall’s approach, from deep rustic colors to sweet apple cider and that poignant crispness in the air.
Fall in love with Aspen and Snowmass Village this fall, and then get an even more personal view of the beautiful leaves from the window of your new home, condo or town house. Click here to see just a few beautiful residences in the area, and then let Greg Rulon and his team find you your perfect home.