In case you haven’t noticed, Fall is here and that means Color Sunday throughout the Rocky Mountains and all 42 of our beautiful National Parks. The aspens, gambel oak, cottonwoods and a variety of shrubs and plants have begun to change color. The area around the Fruita Reservoirs on Glade Park are particularly pretty right now. The fall color will be at it’s best in the high elevations starting in mid September and will be visible in the lower elevations early in October. If you are new to the area the best fall color can be seen on the Grand Mesa, Fruita Reservoirs at Glade Park and Hwy 550, the Million Dollar Highway, from Ouray to Silverton.
This Sunday Powderhorn Ski Resort will be hosting their Color Sunday Festival. This event is a lot of fun and worth going to. Here’s the details:
Color Sunday Festival at Powderhorn
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010
Location: Powderhorn Ski Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa. CO
The resort will have the ski lifts open so that you can check out the fall color from a lofty vantage point. Rides will run from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The cost is $10.00 adults, $5.00 for ages 12 and younger. There will be a BBQ lunch at the Sunset grille and the Desert Moon Band will perform from Noon – 4:00 p.m.
If you would like more information on this event you can call 970- 268-5700 or visit their website at www.powderhorn.com.