Autumn color taking its sweet time

A few golden aspen catch a patch of sunlight near a restored cabin in the Capitol City ghost town area on the Alpine Loop above Lake City this week. The colors are just beginning to change in the San Juan Mountains. Capitol City lies at about 9,000 feet, at the boundary of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre national forests.



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A few golden aspen catch a patch of sunlight near a restored cabin in the Capitol City ghost town area on the Alpine Loop above Lake City this week. The colors are just beginning to change in the San Juan Mountains. Capitol City lies at about 9,000 feet, at the boundary of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre national forests.

The view from Powderhorn Resort’s website camera this week is gorgeous with wide, verdant ski runs edged with spruce, aspen and fir trees. Hues of green ranging from lime to olive are…




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