Real Estate Broker/Owner with 970-216-0530 Colorado Lic# 40029852

Aspens on Grand Mesa

NEXT SUNDAY IS THE OFFICIAL "COLOR SUNDAY" ON GRAND MESA IN DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO.  Fall is in the air and the aspen leaves have begun their dramatic change to the shimmering gold of autumn.  The oak brush is beginning to blush crimson.  The apples are ready and you can enjoy all of these next weekend.

Actually, the beautiful drive begins by turning off Interstate 70 about 15 miles east of Palisade and take the Grand Mesa Scenic ByWay (State Highway 65) through the town of Mesa and then up and over the Grand Mesa and into our wonderful Cedaredge.  By taking Highway 65 on down to Highway 92 then go west into Delta, then back north to Grand Junction you can make a loop.  Road on Grand Mesa, Colorado

"Color Sunday" was started here on the Western Slope several years ago to encourage everyone to get up on Grand Mesa and enjoy the incredible golden aspen leaves as they begin the journey into winter.  Have you ever wondered why you see a whole clump of aspen trees turning yellow and then right next to one bunch you see a cluster still green?  Apsens, members of the Poplar family, grow from a single seed and develop into a "colony" from sucker coming up from the single seedling.  That whole colony will turn in the fall at pretty much the same time.  So you have an array of different color displays depending on which colony the trees belong to.

Here in Delta County, Colorado, we refer to the aspens as "Quakies", shortened from the term "quaking aspens".  This comes from the stems and leaves twisting and bending in the breeze.  Especially beautiful is sitting in the aspens when the golden and red leaves begin to fall from the trees.  It is a sight that should be experienced for yourself - words can't really describe the peacefulness of it.

So play your weekend now, pack a picnic lunch and get away for a few hours.  You will be SO glad you did



Posted by

Eileen Liles , CRS, GRI, SRES, CDPE

Macht-Liles Real Estate Group

Cedaredge, Colorado


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Colorful Colorado
cedaredge colorado
delta county colorado
cabins on grand mesa for sale
color sunday in delta county

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

The thing I miss most about the midwest - the beautiful fall colors.  I vow every year to take a drive up to your neck of the woods and somehow always fail.  Thank you for the photos - I can dream.

Sep 19, 2010 07:19 PM #1

Can't wait to visit for this beautiful event in 2011. Being from the area & now living in Denver, I look forward to this road trip every year, my camera ready then enjoying the pictures for the next year, until the next visit.namnam

Sep 05, 2011 04:41 AM #2
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Nice view Eileen! What a relaxing place. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

May 16, 2014 12:15 AM #3
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Eileen Liles

Macht-Liles Real Estate Group - Cedaredge, CO
Ask me a question
Spam prevention

Additional Information