After spending a couple nights at the (supposedly haunted) Rochester Hotel in Durango, Colorado, we spent a nice day hiking at Mesa Verde. We then took Highway 145 to Telluride, and experienced perhaps the most beautiful Fall Colors we have ever seen:
The color of the Aspens with a fresh snow was outstanding – there were lots of yellow, some red and even some orange.
It just kept getting better, and we were blown away when we arrived at the ski resort we were staying at (off season):
This is one time when the camera just doesn’t do the scene justice – there were yellow, red and orange Aspens with a fresh dusting of snow in the mountains. It was perhaps one of the most stunning scenes I have ever witnessed . . .
Majestic for sure . .
Two gondolas took us to Telluride from the place we were staying. The town of Telluride sure was nice – yes – touristy and expensive, but still very nice, especially during the off season – and just weeks or so away from the beginning of the really snowy season.