The landscape around Colorado is about to start changing – fast.

Leaves around Colorado are starting to turn yellow at various high altitude spots, including the Aspen area, where OutThere Colorado reporter Breanna Sneeringer spotted golden aspen leaves on West Maroon Trail over Labor Day Weekend.

While all trees on the trail hadn’t started their transition yet, the trees around Crater Lake were starting to make the shift. Crater Lake is located at approximately 10,000 feet above sea-level. This change in color is a precursor to a full-blown shift that’s expected to start on September 14 in western Colorado. See a full break down of when the changes are happening here.

Wildflowers along the trail were still in great bloom, as well. The wet summer could mean a unique mix of fall leaves and bright flowers spread around the state.

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