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2015 Fall Colors

Photos from the Gazette photo staff of 2015 fall colors around Colorado.

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Fall colors Friday, September 18, 2015, near Divide, Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors Friday, September 18, 2015, near Divide, Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors Friday, September 18, 2015, near Divide, Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors Friday, September 18, 2015, near Divide, Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors Friday, September 18, 2015, near Divide, Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors Friday, September 18, 2015, near Divide, Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors Friday, September 18, 2015, near Divide, Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors Friday, September 18, 2015, near Divide, Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors Friday, September 18, 2015, near Divide, Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors Friday, September 18, 2015, near Divide, Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The sun casts shadows on the fallen aspen leaves near the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The sun casts shadows on the fallen aspen leaves near the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Aspen leaves begin to turn Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near St. Elmo, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Aspen leaves begin to turn Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near St. Elmo, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Names from the past tattoo aspen trees near the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Names from the past tattoo aspen trees near the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Names from the past tattoo aspen trees near the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Names from the past tattoo aspen trees near the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A window of the old school house in the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., frames the aspens outside Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A window of the old school house in the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., frames the aspens outside Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Aspens turn yellow behind the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Aspens turn yellow behind the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Aspen leaves begin to turn Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near St. Elmo, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Aspen leaves begin to turn Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near St. Elmo, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspens turn from green to yellow to red near Twin Lakes, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspens turn from green to yellow to red near Twin Lakes, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A visitor explores the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado as the aspens turn yellow in the background Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A visitor explores the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado as the aspens turn yellow in the background Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The turning aspen trees surround an old shed in the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The turning aspen trees surround an old shed in the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspen leaves turn yellow outside the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspen leaves turn yellow outside the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Names from the past tattoo aspen trees near the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Names from the past tattoo aspen trees near the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspens turn yellow above Lincoln Creek Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near Aspen Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspens turn yellow above Lincoln Creek Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near Aspen Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A visitor explores the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado as the aspens turn yellow in the background Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A visitor explores the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado as the aspens turn yellow in the background Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Campers play in Lincoln Creek on a warm late summer day as the aspens begin to turn yellow Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Campers play in Lincoln Creek on a warm late summer day as the aspens begin to turn yellow Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A visitor explores the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado as the aspens turn yellow in the background Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A visitor explores the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado as the aspens turn yellow in the background Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspens turn yellow above Lincoln Creek Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near Aspen Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspens turn yellow above Lincoln Creek Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near Aspen Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The turning aspens surround a tombstone in the Iron City Cemetery near the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The turning aspens surround a tombstone in the Iron City Cemetery near the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The turning aspen trees frame the window of an old cabin in the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The turning aspen trees frame the window of an old cabin in the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The sun shines through an aspen grove outside the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The sun shines through an aspen grove outside the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A car drives through the turning aspens next to Lincoln Creek Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A car drives through the turning aspens next to Lincoln Creek Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The turning aspen trees surround an old shed in the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The turning aspen trees surround an old shed in the ghost town of St. Elmo in central Colorado Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspens turn from green to yellow to red near Twin Lakes, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspens turn from green to yellow to red near Twin Lakes, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Lincoln Creek etches through the rock formations Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near Aspen, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lincoln Creek etches through the rock formations Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, near Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Aspens along Lincoln Creek near Aspen, Colo., begin to turn yellow Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Aspens along Lincoln Creek near Aspen, Colo., begin to turn yellow Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspens turn yellow among the old buildings in the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspens turn yellow among the old buildings in the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The sun shines through an aspen grove outside the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The sun shines through an aspen grove outside the ghost town of St. Elmo, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fall colors in Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Colorado fall colors in Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors in Winfield, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Hikers near Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors in Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Colorado fall colors in Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors near Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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A moth on a colorful bush on the summit of Wilkerson Pass Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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A moth on a colorful bush on the summit of Wilkerson Pass Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Colorado fall colors looking west from Wilkerson Pass Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Colorado fall colors in Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Photo Fall colors near Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors in Winfield, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Colorado fall colors in Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors in Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Colorado fall colors near Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors in Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors in Winfield, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fall colors in Vicksburg, Colorado Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Colorado fall colors on Wilkerson Pass Sunday, September 20, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The aspens begin to turn yellow along Colorado Highway 12 near the top of Cuchara Pass Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspens begin to turn yellow along Colorado Highway 12 near the top of Cuchara Pass Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspens begin to turn yellow along Colorado Highway 12 near the top of Cuchara Pass Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspens begin to turn yellow along Colorado Highway 12 near the top of Cuchara Pass Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A black bear walks along the Highway of Legends, Colorado Highway 12, in the Cuchara Valley Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, while searching for food. The scenic byway extends 82 miles from Walsenburg to Trinidad.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A black bear walks along the Highway of Legends, Colorado Highway 12, in the Cuchara Valley Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, while searching for food. The scenic byway extends 82 miles from Walsenburg to Trinidad. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The grasses and ferns turn color under the aspen tree at Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The grasses and ferns turn color under the aspen tree at Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspens begin to turn yellow along the Highway of Legends, Colorado Highway 12 between La Veta and Trinidad, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspens begin to turn yellow along the Highway of Legends, Colorado Highway 12 between La Veta and Trinidad, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspen leaves begin to turn yellow at the abandoned Cuchara Valley ski area Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ski area has been closed since 2000. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The aspens begin to turn yellow along Colorado Highway 12 near the top of Cuchara Pass Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The aspens begin to turn yellow along Colorado Highway 12 near the top of Cuchara Pass Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The South Platte via Pike's Peak. Photo by Daniel Owen.

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The South Platte via Pike's Peak. Photo by Daniel Owen.

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The South Platte via Pike's Peak. Photo by Daniel Owen.

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The South Platte via Pike's Peak. Photo by Daniel Owen.

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The South Platte via Pike's Peak. Photo by Daniel Owen.

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The South Platte via Pike's Peak. Photo by Daniel Owen.

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The South Platte via Pike's Peak. Photo by Daniel Owen.

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The South Platte via Pike's Peak. Photo by Daniel Owen.

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The South Platte via Pike's Peak. Photo by Daniel Owen.

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Dirt bikers pass through Aspens and other trees of changing colors on a dirt road off of County Road 317 north of Crested Butte on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2015. Those who went into the mountains this past weekend were mostly likely treated to a spectacular show of colors. The show will most likely continue through the week in the higher elevations.  (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Dirt bikers pass through Aspens and other trees of changing colors on a dirt road off of County Road 317 north of Crested Butte on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2015. Those who went into the mountains this past weekend were mostly likely treated to a spectacular show of colors. The show will most likely continue through the week in the higher elevations. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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North of Crested Butte on Gunnison County Road 317 on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.  (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
North of Crested Butte on Gunnison County Road 317 on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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High above Emerald Lake, if two cars meet on this spot on Gunnison County Road 317, one has to back up on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
High above Emerald Lake, if two cars meet on this spot on Gunnison County Road 317, one has to back up on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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Downtown Gothic, Colorado on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.  (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Downtown Gothic, Colorado on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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Gunnison County Road 317 on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.  (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Gunnison County Road 317 on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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Gunnison County Road 317 on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.  (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Gunnison County Road 317 on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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Fall colors reflected in water on Gunnison County Road 317 on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.  (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Fall colors reflected in water on Gunnison County Road 317 on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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Along the East River, south of Crested Butte on Sunday, April 27, 2015.  (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Along the East River, south of Crested Butte on Sunday, April 27, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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Along the East River, south of Crested Butte on Sunday, April 27, 2015.  (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Along the East River, south of Crested Butte on Sunday, April 27, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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A cyclist passes under fall colors on Gunnison County Road 317 on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.  (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
A cyclist passes under fall colors on Gunnison County Road 317 on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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