Colorado is home to some of the most breath taking scenery in the country and the most colorful time of year is nearly here.
The U.S. Forest Service unveiled is its Fall Colors 2013 campaign Monday, urging people to get outdoors and spend time enjoying one of nature's most spectacular seasons. In Colorado, the mission of the State Forest Service is to “achieve stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations.” The forests of Colorado provide habitats for wildlife, improve water quality, filter pollutants from the water and air, as well as, providing wood for products and supplying the local economies with additional jobs.
Activities recommended by the fall colors campaign serve to support President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative, which seeks to “empower Americans to share in the responsibility to conserve, restore and provide better access to our public lands and waters, while leaving a healthy and vibrant outdoor legacy for generations to come.” The first Lady has also launched the Let's Move Outside! Initiative that envisions raising a healthier generation by engaging kids and families in active, outdoor recreation across public lands and waters.
With a glimpse of cooler temperatures finally here, now is a wonderful time to get outdoors and enjoy some of the beautiful scenery Colorado has to offer. Read on for inspiration for enjoying the great outdoors and where to glimpse the best vistas for fall colors.