#53866 - A south view of Mount Daly in Colorado, from the high meadows above Snowmass Village, in the White River National Forest - photo by Jerry Blank

#53866 - A south view of Mount Daly in Colorado, from the high meadows above Snowmass Village, in the White River National Forest

#52266 - The Twilight Peaks in the San Juan Mountains are surrounded by vivid autumn aspen color in this view from Coal Bank Pass on US Hwy. 550 in Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#52266 - The Twilight Peaks in the San Juan Mountains, surrounded by autumn color.

#06883 - Autumn aspen leaves decorate Canyon Creek Road in the Uncompahgre National Forest, in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. Overshadowing the canyon is the north ridge of Hayden Mountain - photo by Jerry Blank

#06883 - Autumn aspen leaves decorate Canyon Creek Road near Ouray

#23409 - Canada geese visit Maroon Lake, Colorado just after daybreak, as the Maroon Bells glow in the morning light - photo by Jerry Blank

#23409 - Geese visit Maroon Lake just after daybreak, as the Maroon Bells glow in the light

#06737 - Autumn colors near Mears Peak and Ruffner Mountain, San Juan Mountains, viewed from Ouray County Road 9 in Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#06737 - Autumn colors near Mears Peak and Ruffner Mountain, San Juan Mountains

#06918 - Water sprayed from a flume above Marshall Creek is caught by the rays of the sun, outside of Telluride, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#06918 - Water sprayed from a flume above Marshall Creek is caught by the rays of the sun, outside of Telluride, Colorado

#06836 - A wooden fence and scrub oak trees frame brilliant autumn colors on the northern foothills of Whitehouse Mountain and Mount Ridgway, San Juan Mountains, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#06836 - Autumn colors on Whitehouse Mountain and Mount Ridgway

#06814 - Autumn foliage along Ouray County Road 7 frames Mount Sneffels, the highest peak in the Sneffels Range of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains - photo by Jerry Blank

#06814 - Autumn foliage along Ouray County Road 7 frames Mount Sneffels

#07036 - Autumn view of Sunshine Mountain from old cabin on Wilson Mesa, southwest of Telluride, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#07036 - Autumn view of Sunshine Mountain from
old cabin on Wilson Mesa, southwest of Telluride, Colorado

20510 - Mountain goats with kids on the southern face of Mount Evans, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#20510 - Mountain goats with kids on the southern face of Mount Evans, Colorado

#23629 - The historic Crystal Mill on the Crystal River, White River National Forest, Colorado, with Crystal Peak in the background - photo by Jerry Blank

#23629 - The historic Crystal Mill on the Crystal River, White River National Forest

#06667 - Autumn view of Bear Mountain and the Mineral Creek valley from Red Mountain Pass, San Juan County, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#06667 - Autumn view of Bear Mountain from Red Mountain Pass

#41199 - Maroon Peak, flanked by autumn color, is reflected in the waters of Crater Lake, in Colorado’s Maroon-Snowmass Wilderness Area - photo by Jerry Blank

#41199 - Maroon Peak, flanked by autumn color, is reflected in the waters of Crater Lake, in the Maroon-Snowmass Wilderness Area

#49450 - A double rainbow lights up the San Miguel canyon east of Telluride, Colorado. Ajax Peak, Ingram Falls, Ingram Peak, and Bridal Veil Falls are visible in the distance - photo by Jerry Blank

#49450 - A double rainbow lights up the San Miguel canyon east of Telluride

#40560 - A starry night view of the Milky Way and the Maroon Bells in autumn, reflected in Maroon Lake, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#40560 - A starry night view of the Milky Way and the Maroon Bells in autumn

#48148 - Two young bucks graze beneath colorful aspen trees along Colorado Hwy. 145, south of Telluride Mountain Village - photo by Jerry Blank

#48148 - Two young bucks graze beneath colorful aspen trees
along Colorado Hwy. 145, south of Telluride Mountain Village.

#06903 - Ice begins to form on Lower Bear Creek Falls, along the Wasatch Trail south of Telluride, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#06903 - Ice begins to form on Lower Bear Creek Falls, along the Wasatch Trail south of Telluride

#46067 - A colorful late evening view across Woods Lake, located west of Wilson Peak on Wilson Mesa in Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#46067 - A colorful late evening view across Woods Lake on Wilson Mesa

#65541 - Rose crowned sedum attracts a blue butterfly along the Silver Dollar Lake trail - photo by Jerry Blank

#65541 - Rose crowned sedum attracts a blue butterfly along the Silver Dollar Lake trail

#06651 - Downward view of Bear Creek Falls, a scenic waterfall near US Hwy. 550, south of Ouray, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#06651 - Downward view of Bear Creek Falls, at US Hwy. 550 south of Ouray, Colorado

#65699 - An early morning autumn view of the Sneffels Range in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, as seen from the Dallas Creek valley - photo by Jerry Blank

#65699 - An autumn morning view of the Sneffels Range in the San Juan Mountains
of Colorado, as seen from the Dallas Creek valley

#20566 - A mountain goat relaxing on the slopes of Mount Evans, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#20566 - A mountain goat relaxing on the slopes of Mount Evans, Colorado

#59932 - Colorado columbines abound in the summer, above Stillwater Reservoir in the Flat Tops National Wilderness Area - photo by Jerry Blank

#59932 - Colorado columbines abound in the summer, above Stillwater Reservoir

#45420 - An autumn aspen panorama of the three “Red Mountains” in Colorado, north of Red Mountain Pass. The Idorado Mine is visible at the base of the mountains - photo by Jerry Blank

#45420 - An autumn aspen panorama of the three “Red Mountains” in Colorado, north of Red Mountain Pass. The Idorado Mine is visible at the base of the mountains.

#06446 - A bull elk surveys his territory, in the Moraine Park area of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#06446 - A bull elk surveys his territory, in Rocky Mountain National Park

#46941 - Autumn aspens surround an old log cabin above Ames, Colorado, in the Uncompahgre National Forest - photo by Jerry Blank

#46941 - Autumn aspens surround an old log cabin above Ames, Colorado

#20421 - A young mountain goat prepares to jump up to join some kids at Mount Evans, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#20421 - A young mountain goat prepares to jump up to join some kids at Mount Evans

#07133 - The Uncompahgre River splashes down a colorful canyon as it flows toward Ouray, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#07133 - The Uncompahgre River splashes down a colorful canyon near Ouray

#42600 - Aspens north of Pyramid Peak are set alight by the afternoon sun, in Colorado’s Maroon-Snowmass Wilderness Area - photo by Jerry Blank

#42600 - Aspens north of Pyramid Peak backlit by the afternoon sun, in the Maroon-Snowmass Wilderness

#40153 - The Grottos, an interesting eroded rock formation near Aspen in Colorado’s White River National Forest, features a series of waterfalls on the Roaring Fork River - photo by Jerry Blank

#40153 - Waterfall at The Grottos, an eroded rock formation near Aspen

#44852 - A grove of red-orange aspen trees near Dallas Divide, San Miguel County, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#44852 - A grove of red-orange aspen trees near Dallas Divide
in the San Juan Mountains, San Miguel County

#45038 - Inside a grove of red-orange aspen trees near Dallas Divide, San Miguel County, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

45038 - Inside a grove of red-orange aspen trees near Dallas Divide, San Miguel County

#20530 - A mountain goat kid rests in the sun on Mount Evans, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#20530 - A mountain goat kid rests in the sun on the slopes of Mount Evans

#47072 - A stand of gold-colored aspen trees in the Howard Fork canyon, just below the Ophir Needles in San Miguel County, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#47072 - A stand of gold-colored aspen trees just below the Ophir Needles

#06612 - Fresh snow covers autumn foliage around a waterfall on Sneffels Creek, in Yankee Boy Basin, Colorado, with Cirque Mountain in the background - photo by Jerry Blank

#06612 - Fresh snow covers autumn foliage around a waterfall in Yankee Boy Basin