Aspens may not come to mind when one thinks of the Southwest. However, these stands of trees provide fall color in the higher elevation mountains called “sky islands” in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.


La Sal Mountain. Aspens 31-87; Geyser Pass Road, La Sal Mountains, Utah.


Aspen Leaves 42-10; Morning dew covered aspen leaves carpeting the forest floors near Leadville, Colorado.


Aspens & Mount Sneffels 8-01: San Juan Mountains, Colorado.


North Rim Aspens 30-08: Demotte Park, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

C&TRR 2510-16: Cumbres & Toltec Railroad, near the border between Colorado and New Mexico.


Aspen Leaves 35-10: Morning dew covered aspen leaves near Leadville, Colorado.

North Rim Aspens 2063-17: Fun with a new 8mm to 15mm fisheye lens; North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.


Aspens 16-01: San Juan Mountains, Colorado.