Cottonwood Pass, CO

Mountain Views

Pretty Snow On A Hilly But Sunny October Day In the Mountains

October 15, 2011 - It was a cold but sunny day in central Colorado, and I made the drive from Buena Vista, CO to Cottonwood Pass this morning. I figured I was due for a visit and Robert Burke, my cycling friend in Texas, had been "getting on my case" to snap some pictures. :)

This first picture is taken at the upper parking lot approximately one mile west of the Denny Creek Trailhead on Chaffee County Road 306. Nice mountain view!

Cottonwood Pass, Colorado
We've had a few moderate snowstorms so far since late September. As you can see, some of the snow still remains on the Continental Divide.
Colorado Mountain Views
Ahhhh, you've got to love the mountains. Ice Mountain (13,951 feet), one of the Three Apostles, is on the right.

Driving down from the pass on the east side of the divide. Some rusty and red colors remain on the hills.
Rocky Mountains
Terrible lighting, but a shot of mountains. 13er Jones Mountain is on the far right.
Colorado Aspens Fall
Last but not least, some fall foliage colors remain way down in the valley. We're way past the peak season, but above is a pretty aspen grove. You can see some of my photo galleries of fall colors here, here and here.

Photos and videos by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. Contact: Website - Twitter - Facebook - Google Plus


At the top.

Coming down Chaffee County Road 306. Love those mountains!


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