One day I’ll get to New England for their fall foliage. In the meantime, I’m not disappointed with what’s readily available to Ursula and me within easy road trip distances of El Paso. Red River is only 430 miles/690 kilometers from home here in El Paso. Splitting the trip by first stopping at our Trinity Site tour (link to first of that series of articles) reduced the drive for that one day to less than 270 miles/435 kilometers.
Most of the photos shown today were taken in the Carson National Forest on the morning we left Red River.
The most vibrant colors came from the aspen trees.
And it was rather striking how the aspen displayed splashes of color in between the perpetually green fir trees.
The spectrum of fall foliage colors in this area run toward yellows and golds to pale greens rather than the bright reds and oranges of the Northeastern U.S.
But every now and then you’ll find some orange hues as well.