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Colorado fall leaves color report, Sept. 17, 2010

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The aspen leaves are performing their annual dazzling fall act right now, turning (too quickly) from lime green to a radiant, deep gold.

If you’re planning a trip to the Colorado north-central mountains this weekend, you won’t be disappointed, though the fall color is not yet at its peak. I think we’re still about seven or eight days away from the color peak, barring no more high winds or a snowstorm.

Here’s my fall color report as of today:

Above 8,000 ft.: 70% gold, 30% green

Below 8,000 ft.: 60% gold, 40% green

Last year, the leaves peaked around Sept. 23.

If you need some ideas for great drives to take to see the fall colors, there’s a good fall leaves resource on 9news.com.

If you like this article, you may want to check out some of my posts from fall 2009.

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