Everyday Adventure // Aspen Drives in Colorado

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One of my absolute favorite things to do here in Colorado in the fall is take drives into the mountains to see the changing aspens.  Driving through Colorado is beautiful any time of year (though perhaps more challenging in winter or spring) but there is something about seeing all the mountainsides dotted with yellow and orange. We still have plenty of color down here in Denver, but the peak season up in the mountains was back in early October. And I’m just going to put it out there so that I have to actually get it done: I will have that video I took edited and on the blog this week. Before October is over! Until then, here’s a sneak peek in photo form:

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We took one of the most popular drives, down 67 from Florissant to Cripple Creek, and it was pretty crowded – but if you have a 4WD vehicle, try to escape down onto some of the dirt roads that branch off of 67. We were able to escape the crowds, and it was amazing how quiet and peaceful it was down in the valley. If I ever lived in the middle of nowhere, this would be the place. On a related note: there are tons of homes for sale down there – anyone have a bunch of expendable income and want to buy us a mountain getaway?

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P.S. That sweater is from Urban Outfitters and is my go-to this fall – super cozy and just as awesome as it looks.

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So great, right? Wait until you see the video, I am super excited about how the footage came out. Aspens are one of my favorite trees (everyone has favorite trees, right?) because of how they play so nice with the wind. There is nothing quite as peaceful as the sound of a breeze through a grove of aspens, nor as lovely. It’s like they sparkle.

If you need some more doses of fall color (because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), check out these posts from my scenic aspen drives last year: An Ode to Fall in Colorado / Fall Drive to Breckenridge / Fall Hike at Wilkerson Pass / Fall Drive to Cripple Creek

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