On our recent trip to Colorado, we spent a day exploring on the San Juan National Forest north of Mancos, in the southwestern part of the state. We took a short hike, and then visited a fire lookout that is now rented out seasonally to visitors. We were hoping to see some fall color, but most of the Aspen leaves had come down in a wind storm a week or so before our arrival.
We still enjoyed some color, and the beautiful trees without their leaves. Two in particular caught our attention.