Twin Lakes colorful Colorado Autumn scenic view with snow dusted Rocky Mountains. Twin Lakes is located in Lake County, Colorado, United States near the base of Mount Elbert. The population as of the 2010 Census was 171. Mount Elbert is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains of North America. At 14,440 feet (4,401 m), it is the second-highest mountain in the contiguous United States (after Mount Whitney in California), the highest of the fourteeners of Colorado, the fourteenth-highest mountain in the United States, and the highest point of the Sawatch Range. Situated in Lake County approximately 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Leadville, it lies within the San Isabel National Forest, near Twin Lakes, in the center of the state of Colorado.
A nice good snow storm with the colors of early October autumn in the Rocky Mountain high country. Dillon Lake, Summit County Colorado.
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This is the very first image shot and out of my camera from my Autumn 2013 trip that started with a scary early morning drive over the pass and through the tunnel on I-70 and then south to Leadville. The snow was beautiful with the colors but the driving in it was not so fun. Anything can happen this time of year in the Rockies. Read the rest of this entry