A carpet of rich autumn colors crunching beneath my feet. A slight chill in the air that enhances the warmth of the sun’s rays. A stillness on the trails that is only broken by the occasional breeze that rustles through — gently pulling leaves down from the tree tops to paint the ground below. And a peace that can only be found on a mountainside, underneath a blue sky, surrounded by nature and solitude. It’s true what they say — absence makes the heart grow fonder — and for this rambling Colorado native, when it comes to fall in Colorado, there’s really no place like home.

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