Where To Catch The Fall Colors In Colorado

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<p>The Maroon Bells, near Aspen, Colorado.</p>

Tomorrow is the first official day of fall, but trees are already changing colors. Dan Leeth, a freelance travel writer who lives in Aurora, has been looking for the best places to see the seasons change in Colorado. He stopped by to give Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner his recommendations.

On whether fungal disease is affecting leaves:

"Well, we've seen a lot of nice color in the mountains, so it may be hit or miss."

How long you can see the changing leaves:

"It's altitude related. And so, the higher altitude aspen are changing now or have changed. As one drops in altitude , you start getting more color. Probably up until the first week or two of October you can find some fall colors at lower elevations."

Recommendations for seeing leaves by horseback:

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