For the past several months I was on the east coast caring for my ill mother so when I returned a few days ago, I was anxious to get to the mountains fo view the fall colors. My husband and I drove west of Denver on Highway 70 to Georgetown. Traffic was heavy and the visitor center’s parking lot was almost entirely full. Seems like many other people had the same idea.
From Georgetown we took the Guanella Pass road which quickly gained elevation as we headed towards Bierstadt Peak. Years ago, this road was unpaved and like a rough washboard. Clear Creek County has invested a lot of money in paving the road and adding rail guards to make the driving experience much more pleasant.
We didn’t have to travel far to encounter beautiful colors of the changing aspens. Jim drove so that I could hop out of the car and take a quick photo. We were not disappointed in the glorious fall colors on Guanella Pass.