St. Elmo, Colorado

Fall Foliage Photos Around St. Elmo, Colorado

St. Elmo, Colorado September 25, 2007 - I had Tuesday morning open and I decided to investigate the fall colors happening inside Chalk Creek Canyon up to St. Elmo. I had already spent some time capturing some decent fall foliage photos last week (Twin Lakes, Cottonwood Lake) and I think these are my best fall color shots up to this point in the season.

The drive up into Chalk Creek Canyon via Chaffee County Road 162 is well-known as a really pretty drive during autumn. As you will note in the photos below, there are many opportunities to photograph a variety of scenes including mountainscapes, aspen groves, historic buildings and more. As of today (9/26), there is still plenty of fall foliage to view - This appears to be the best weekend to view autumn's colors before winter really begins to take over things!

Lastly, I would like to once again plug a myspace page dedicated to St. Elmo. If you're on myspace, you are very welcome to connect with it:

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the rest of autumn!

All the best,
Steve :)

Photo Gallery

Colorado Fall Foliage Heading up Chaffee County Road 162 near Cascade Falls.
Autumn Aspens.
Colorado Autumn Foliage Lots of autumn color as I continued up the road!
Fall Foliage Looking down at some aspens at the notorious "soft shoulder" near Alpine.
Colorado Aspens Colorado Aspens
Colorado Aspens
There are many large aspen groves in this area and I found one particular spot that seemed to really accentuate their yellow leaves.
Colorado Fall Foliage Green, red and yellow foliage on the ground.
Colorado Fall Foliage
Colorado Fall Foliage
Just east of St. Elmo. I included myself in the bottom photo. ;)
St. Elmo, Colorado Entering into the village of St. Elmo.
St. Elmo, Colorado
St. Elmo, Colorado
Two northerly views inside town.
Colorado Fall Foliage Lots of fall foliage beside a cabin.
St. Elmo Schoolhouse The St. Elmo schoolhouse.
St. Elmo, Colorado The old Stark Building. Just look at how clear and blue the sky is!
Colorado Fall Foliage Lots of bright foliage as I headed back east on Chaffee County Road 162.
Mt. Princeton On the way back home in Buena Vista, I snapped this photo of some fall foliage below timberline on Mt. Princeton.

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