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Paonia State Park

It’s Colorado Fall Color Season Again

The Colorado aspens are glowing atop the world’s largest flat-top mountain, the Grand Mesa. The bright yellow canopy and glistening white trunks accent multi-colored sandstone canyons, dark blue spruce forests and more than 300 lakes. Cedaredge is the gateway town to the Grand Mesa and celebrates the bounty of the Surface Creek Valley each fall

Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies

On a recent hike in the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, we were taken with the spectacular wildflowers blooming along our trail. We observed more varieties than we could count, bloom on top of bloom, and photographed the most prevalent varieties. As we were hiking in northern New Mexico, we were encountering wildflowers that