Fall Colors in Crested Butte

(Last Updated On: September 29, 2015)

It’s hard not to love almost every single month of the year here in Crested Butte. But, fall – the real fall when the leaves are changing and the weather is Indian Summer EVERY DAY – that’s one that’s hard to top…. even for skiers like us. We simply love this three week time-span that creeps upon us every year. Although short-lived, fall remains in our memories throughout the year. And while we can get powder face-shots for a solid 6 to 7 months of the year, we can only get golden aspen leaf face-shots for 3 weeks. So, that makes NOW extra special.

Fall colors in Crested Butte, Whetstone Mountain

We’ve put together a collection of photos that show the transition of pre-fall into true fall that we’ve taken throughout the month of September, capturing the sheer beauty of fall colors in Crested Butte!

Early September the raspberries were so ripe, they were falling off the vine when I picked them!
Raspberries

Monsoons still clung in the air in early September, cutting a few of my rides a bit short.
Monsoon rainstorms in Crested Butte.

And then it turned Indian Summer.
Indian Summer in Crested Butte.

It was still awhile before the leaves began to change. But by mid-month we had this.
Fall colors in Crested Butte.

Fall colors in Crested Butte.

Long Lake is always a fall beauty, although it wasn’t quite at its peak.
Long Lake fall colors.

Fall colors in Crested Butte, Long Lake

Okay, so maybe we had another day or two that weren’t quite Indian Summer.
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Just a few days later, the ski area was at its peak. I love riding through golden trees.
Fall colors at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Fall colors at Crested Mountain Resort

Fall colors at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Sunset in fall

Fall colors on Mount Crested Butte.

Looking down toward the East River and Mount Gothic.
Mount Gothic and the East River in fall.

Fall colors on East River in Crested Butte.

A picture of Whetstone.
Fall colors in Crested Butte.

And then 3 days later it looked like this. The changes happen so fast!
Fall colors in Crested Butte.

Fall is just so…. colorful 😉
Fall colors on Mount Crested Butte.

On to Brush Creek….
Fall colors on Brush Creek in Crested Butte.

Fall colors on Brush Creek in Crested Butte.

Fall colors on Brush Creek in Crested Butte.

Fall colors on Brush Creek in Crested Butte.

Fall colors on Brush Creek in Crested Butte.

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See for yourself why we absolutely love the fall colors in Crested Butte!
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Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

4 thoughts on “Fall Colors in Crested Butte

  • September 29, 2015 at 10:10 pm
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    WOW. Just WOW.

  • September 30, 2015 at 4:48 pm
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    The concept of heaven as a distant and inaccessible place one may reach after death is overrated. This is truly the concept of heaven I’d love to be in with my bike. I mean it. Thank you so much for the invariably stunning photos and nice reading. I love your places

  • September 30, 2015 at 9:48 pm
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    Agreed! And so glad you enjoyed the photos Michal!

  • September 30, 2015 at 9:48 pm
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    So glad you liked the photos Laurie!

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