Leaves already changing in the High Country

9NEWS @ 5. 9/15/2016

KUSA - All you need are wheels and the open road to see all the autumn colors Colorado has to offer.

It’s exactly how Tony Cracknell decided to spend his birthday, taking in the fall leaves up on Guanella Pass.

“It’s a nice place to be for my birthday,” Cracknell said.

The first leg of a drive you can call the leaf loop. Starting in Georgetown, you head up Guanella Pass, enjoying a nice well paved road with lots of places to pull over to see the leaves just starting to peak.

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Then, you drop onto Highway 285, head west up to Kenosha Pass for some more changing leaves before turning right into the small town of Como where red, orange and yellow houses are as colorful as the landscape.

From there, head up a dirt road to Boreas Pass where we met up with professional photographers Steve Byers and Clyde Jones. They say this fall is coming a little early and looks to be peaking around Boreas this weekend.

It makes the narrow and at times rocky drive more than worth it before heading to Breckenridge back to I-70 and eventually to Georgetown where it all started.

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