There is truly "Gold in them there hills;" but nothing like the treasure of fall colors coming to the Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs areas. We all hear about the Fall Golden Aspen colors in the mountains, but with gas prices a lot of us don't want to drive the 50 to 100 mile round trip to see them this year. Well as the gold leaves fall off the Aspens now the real colors are just starting to turn in town, and the array will be breathtaking.
Because of the great variety of trees, soft and hardwoods, our city fall colors are far more spectacular. Yes, Aspen Gold and oranges are beautiful, but we have those colors in town plus reds, yellows, shades of brown and earth-tones in all hues.
Over the next few weeks take your spouse, your partner, your family, your loved ones and friends, and take a city hike. Where will you find this treasure of colors? Walk down any older neighborhoods where the trees are more mature. Hike the parks. In Denver Fairmont Cemetery offers not only brilliant colors because of the wide varieties of trees, but an interesting history of our state due to the graves of many of Colorado's pioneers. And crossing Fairmont is The Highline Canal, which meanders through the Denver area for 72 miles and has a huge variety of mature century old trees.
So get out with your loved ones, and friends, and seek the real fall colors, the local colors.