Fall Colors in the Northwest Territories

Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335

Richardson Mountains Northwest Territories


This photo of the Richardson Mountains was taken several years ago during a September trip on the Dempster Highway, the road that takes you as far north as you can drive in North America. The Dempster runs from Dawson City in the Yukon to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. It is a 457 mile long gravel road through gorgeous remote wilderness, with basically nothing on it except a gas station/motel/restaurant about halfway up at Eagle Plains, right at the Arctic Circle. By next year, it will extend another 121 miles to Tuktoyaktuk, on the Beaufort Sea.


The  landscape is arctic tundra, and is well north of the tree line. The red color in the foliage is primarily Fireweed.

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Mary & Dick

Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525


Data Source: IRES MLS

Comments (18)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Dick Greenberg  These colors are magnificent in fact they are quite breathtaking

Oct 23, 2015 05:43 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a gorgeous shot.  I love the combination of colors, they are so perfect.  A

Oct 23, 2015 05:51 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Dick, Great looking photo of the Northwest with all those wonderful fall colors. I would to visit that region in person one day.

Oct 23, 2015 06:29 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dick that is a gorgeous shot.  The colors are amazing!!!

Oct 23, 2015 06:43 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Dick, well gee.  Fireweek is totally beautiful stuff!  Fall is a pretty amazing time of year all over the country.

Oct 23, 2015 08:24 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Thanks for sharing Dick, what a nice photograph. I would love to check out the Northwest Territories.

Oct 23, 2015 09:05 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

hello Dick.  I certainly have enjoyed all the fall pics this year.  This falling right in there with them.  Thank You.  Make it a great weekend.  Mark

Oct 23, 2015 09:10 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Wow, not sure I've ever seen those colors in the fall anywhere.....very cool.

Oct 23, 2015 09:20 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That is beautiful. I'll have to travel the Dempster Highway someday. This sounds like my kind of trip. I bet you pay a fortune for gasoline at the one gas station. 

Oct 23, 2015 09:22 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I've never seen anything like it.  The only treeless areas I've ever seen have dry and sandy.  It's beautiful beyond words to me.

Oct 23, 2015 10:52 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dick it looks like a Monet or Van Gogh painting:) love it, Endre

Oct 23, 2015 04:33 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Dick Greenberg ,

What a spectacular shot. The colors are such a rich combination..I love the Fireweed! Thanks for sharing!

Oct 23, 2015 10:10 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Dick -- I agree with Endre Barath, Jr. this looks more like a painting than a photograph.  Beautiful shot -- this must have been quite the experience to see first hand.  Thanks for sharing.  

Oct 24, 2015 12:02 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

What a nice photo, our leaves are at peak, just north they are already falling. We had a cold frost over night that will bring everything to peak that wasnt. I will head out for some pics to share. Have a good Saturday

Oct 24, 2015 12:18 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dick- a beautiful photo and some local information as well.  Love it. 

Oct 24, 2015 03:59 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Those are brilliant colors and such an array. I am not familiar with the Richardson Mountains.

Oct 24, 2015 10:39 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Dick, thank you for your localism post! You are *FEATURED* in today'sTuesday Travelogue

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Nov 30, 2015 11:41 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Great photo Dick Greenberg ... That must have been a pretty amazing trip! I drove up to Prince Rupert in British Columbia, which at the time (several years ago) felt so very far north... But Inuvik is making me feel like I hardly left town. :O)

Dec 01, 2015 01:05 AM