Fall Colors in the San Juan Mountains

One of the many benefits of living in Colorado is experiencing the fall colors of the golden aspens. While Silverthorne and Summit County offer breathtaking views at this time of the year, the San Juan mountains in southwestern Colorado will blow your socks off!

With my wife Beth,  friend Matt Shetzer and his Jeep Wrangler-Rubicon, we traveled the many jeep roads in the Ridgway, Ouray, Ophir area of southwestern Colorado at the peak of the fall foliage colors. Some roads were so rough with steep embankments that they brought an extra level of excitement and appreciation to the majestic views that we encountered.

Last Dollar Ranch at Sunset

Last Dollar Ranch at Sunset


The Mount Sneffels Range is surrounded by golden aspen fall folage and has a new dusting of snow.

The Mount Sneffels Range


San Juan mountain range and golden aspens as seen from Last Dollar Road, Ridgway, Colorado

San Juan Mountain Range as seen from Last Dollar Road


View into village of Ophir from Ophir pass, Colorado.

View into village of Ophir from Ophir pass, on a very narrow, steep jeep road.


The Photographer Setting Up A Shot

The photographer setting up a shot, taken by Beth Seeley

For the full set of San Juan Mountains fall foliage images, please see the gallery on my website HERE .

Hope that you enjoy.


~ by richardseeley on October 21, 2015.

9 Responses to “Fall Colors in the San Juan Mountains”

  1. Simply beautiful!


  2. Stunning!


  3. Beautiful. Jay A. Frogel, PhD Photographer, World Images, URL: http://www.jayfrogel.com Consultant in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Space Sciences Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus at The Ohio State University


  4. Très belles photos !


  5. thank you for your comments


  6. As always thank you for sharing. I still remember our visit with our friends in Lake Tahoe and seeing the glorious yellow of the trees in the sunlight (not sure that they were aspens might have been willow). We are currently in Salzburg where the weather was glorious today. Hope it lasts for a couple weeks. love and hugs to you both, a


  7. Love the photos!Doris

    Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 21:41:56 +0000 To: dsgilb@msn.com


  8. Awesome Rich!


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