Fall colors starting to show in Twin Lakes. Photo Credit: Spencer McKee.

Fall colors starting to show in Twin Lakes, taken on September 7. Photo Credit: Spencer McKee.

Though most predictions show that it will still be at least a week before fall colors start to peak in Colorado, some of the state's aspens are starting to show off their iconic golden hues already.

Here's a close-up of a tree I spotted while climbing Mount Elbert in the Twin Lakes area on Tuesday.

Fall colors starting to show in Twin Lakes. Photo Credit: Spencer McKee.

Fall colors starting to show in Twin Lakes, taken on September 7. Photo Credit: Spencer McKee.

At the moment, reader reports have indicated that the central mountains seem to be showing the most fall colors. That being said, peak fall color appearance has yet to be reached and won't be in most places for at least two weeks.

Expect to see more fall colors as temperatures start to cool in the high country. How vibrant and how long-lasting the fall colors will be this year will still depend on a number of factors, including moisture, fungus, and temperature.

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Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run. He's on a mission to summit all 58 of Colorado's fourteeners and has already climbed more than half.

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