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Across southwest Colorado, fall is settling in. The ever shortening days, paired with fresh winter storm systems created prime conditions for the fall color change this last weekend. The color change is a spectacular event only offered for a 2-3 week window in late September and early October in which the deciduous trees in the area (mostly Gamble Oak and Aspens) put on a massive display of color.  An all time favorite route is to make a loop heading west from Durango on 1-60 to Telluride, and then from there driving to Ridgeway, through Ouray over Red Mountain Pass to Silverton and back to Durango. The trip can be completed in one day and provides some incredible and memorable views of the mountain west.

Time lapse courtesy of Alex Pullen