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Grand Sunset on Grand Mesa

The pumpkiny hue of these trees is relatively uncommon as most aspen groves tend to turn yellow at this time of year. As sunset progressed, the sky gradually transitioned from pastel champagne to a deep raging red. But for a few brief moments in between, the color of the clouds precisely matched the orange color of the foliage.

Colorado’s Grand Mesa is the largest flattop mountain in the world, encompassing hundreds of square miles and standing more than 10,000 feet above sea level and 6000 feet above the valley below. Some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies can be found in this beautiful area which contains vast forests, abundant wildlife, and hundreds of lakes.

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