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Old 08-09-2006, 09:36 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Here in Colorado, fall colors typically peak between September 15 and
October 10. Some of the best places along the Front Range to enjoy the
fall foliage include the following:

Breckenridge Drive along US 285 over Kenosha Pass and down into South Park. Turn right onto Colorado 9 (at Fairplay) and follow over Hoosier Pass into Breckenridge.

Boreas Pass Accessible from 285 in South Park (Como Town Site Exit)
or from the south end of Breckenridge (Colorado 9)

Colorado 67 Between Divide and Cripple Creek

Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park Along Trail Ridge
Road (US 34)

Gold Camp Road Stretching from The Broadmoor to Cripple Creek
Golden and Golden Gate Canyon State Park Follow Colorado 46 through the park to the Peak-to-Peak Highway (Colorado 72)

Guanella Pass Between Georgetown (I-70) and Grant (US 285). Once you reach the town of Grant, you can turn right onto US 285 to Kenosha Pass, where the aspens thrive along the gentle slopes.

Kenosha Pass Take US 285 southwest out of Denver to South Park

Morrison and Evergreen Drive west through the town of Morrison and up Colorado 74 to Evergreen

Peak to Peak Highway From Estes Park to Central City, along Colorado Highway 7, 72 and 119 Incredible views of Longs Peak

Poudre Canyon Take Colorado 14 out of Fort Collins up into the
mountains. Drive along the Cache la Poudre River over Cameron Pass to Walden. Then, head south on Colorado 125 through the Routt and
Arapaho national forests down to Granby and US 40.

Tennessee Pass From Leadville to Vail along US 24

Trail Ridge Road Through Rocky Mountain National Park following US 34
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Old 08-11-2006, 04:55 PM
 
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What is the weather like during the time period you mentioned?

I am thinking about a motorcycle ride from Wallensburg north on 69 to 285 to Golden from the south.
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:49 PM
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could be 90 and could be snowing, but most often something more moderate.
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:40 PM
 
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Default Pix of Cripple Creek area

Here's a link to six of my pix that were taken in the vicinity of Cripple Creek, CO, on 25 Sept 2005. There are lots of old abandoned silver mining sites up there, very photogenic stuff, and an active mine in Victor, CO. Main roads are paved, lesser roads are not paved.

http://s40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ado-Fall-2005/

That particular day it was shirtsleeve weather.

s/Mike
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Old 09-10-2006, 01:47 PM
 
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Default San Juan Skyway

Fall color and Elk Watching season is upon us, here's an update to the original great post by 2bindenver.

In the southwest part of Colorado is one of the grand-daddies of all mountain scenery highways, the San Juan Skyway, a 236-mile loop through some of the most amazing scenery on earth.

See for yourself at: http://www.coloradobyways.org/ByWay.cfm?byWayIDpar=SAN20011203091122 (broken link)

If you get to Durango, its awesome to ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RR through mountainous areas only seen by train.

s/Mike
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