I spent a few days on the western slope of Colorado this past weekend to see what this season's fall colors were like. The summer there has been warmer than usual without a cold snap to really get the color going, so the color season is starting later than usual. I'm guessing it'll be nearing their peak color in the next week or two.
There were three areas I went to: Capitol Peak, Grand Mesa, and McClure Pass. Capitol Peak and Grand Mesa were very enjoyable although I thought they had yet to hit their peak. McClure Pass seemed to be on the downswing as many of the aspen trees had dull yellow leaves and in some cases were already dropping them. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed my visit there.
Here is a few pictures taken up on both Capitol Peak and Grand Mesa:
(Shot with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm zoom; matrix-metered; sunlight white balance; normal JPG.)