The yellows and golds of the Colorado aspens are well-known, as are the isolated summer storms rolling through the Rocky Mountains. It's not often you get to see both. This was taken a few miles north of Aspen Ridge, located in the Elk Mountains range of the Colorado Rockies, just east of Highway 185.
You can observe aspens almost anywhere in Colorado, with brilliantly gold-spotted forests providing vivid views all over the state for residents and fall foliage enthusiasts alike. But we never found aspen forests that were larger and thicker than at Aspen Ridge. There is an OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) road that travails the Ridge and necessitates 4x4 trucks with high clearance or ATV's to avoid getting stuck in deep ruts or mud holes. Like much of the Colorado Rockies, weather can be somewhat unpredictable there, as my photo demonstrates.
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Jack Huber has taken tens of thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.