The peak has passed for Rio Blanco County color-changed leaves with the frost and snow the past two weeks. Shot just south of Meeker the day before the snow fell, this small group of aspen was spotted along Highway 13, south of the intersection with Highway 64 toward Rifle.
There is no question that autumn is surrounding us in Rio Blanco County or that the great precipitation this summer and fall has added to the bright colors surrounding us. This tree, located at the end of Kennedy Drive in Rangely, is one of the bright golden displays not commonly seen in most years.
Between shadows caused by heavy rain clouds on Saturday evening shone this potpourri of color in the sunshine below the Ripple Creek area about 40 miles east of Meeker. Nearly all colors of the autumn palette can be seen in this photo, taken minutes before a downpour at the upper end of County Road 8 […]
The reds, golds, light greens, yellows and dark greens offer a sharp contrast to each other near the Ripple Creek area east of Meeker by about 40 miles, near the turnoff to Trappers Lake where drivers can continue over County Road 8 to Yampa. With the heavy cloud buildup, there was quite a mix of […]