Aspen trees with golden leaves indicate it is autumn but the snow on the ground might make you think it is winter. This is a pretty typical scene in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains this time of year and one that was captured in this image taken this past Saturday morning.
A fresh layer of snow covered the landscape as I ascended toward the summit of the 11,293 foot high Boreas Pass. It made for a beautiful and peaceful scene as the clouds began to break and a hint of blue appeared above.
The road follows the path of the old South Park and Pacific Railroad between the Town of Breckenridge, Colorado and Como. When in use from 1872 to 1938, it was the nation’s highest narrow-gauge railroad. Today it makes for a gorgeous fall drive and affords incredible views of the Blue River Valley and Tenmile Range.