Fall Foliage

Aspen Leaves

Fall Colors

Spruce Ridge Llamas Adventure Treks

Colorado Llama Adventures and Hikes
4141 CR 210 Salida, CO 81201

Aspen GroveFall! In the 14ers region of South Central Colorado!

The best time to experience Colorado is late August into late September. Gone are the crowds and traffic of summer. The days are typically warm and sunny, and nights are blissfully cool. The mountains are quiet and deserted.

In early September yellow specks of changing aspens begin to show at high elevations and signal that summer is winding down. Sometime between the second and fourth weeks of September, mountain hillsides explode with gloriously golden aspens. By late September a white dusting settles on high mountain peaks and the golden transformation is gone.

Spruce Ridge Llamas Fall Foliage Treks are the perfect way for foliage seekers, photographers and artists to capture the richness of Colorado gold in "them-thar-hills!" "Spectacular!" "I can't believe it!" "I've never seen anything like it!" are common expressions on our foliage treks.

The best viewing begins around the second week of September. You'll get to lead a llama and let him carry all your camera gear, sketch pads or paints, binoculars, and other clothing and equipments.

If you're going on our overnight treks we get out our zero degree sleeping bags for your comfort on those colder than normal nights. And we'll provide you with all the other necessities such as tents, Thermarest inflatable sleeping pads for a restful night's sleep, first aid kit, stoves, great food and usually two guides. The pace is leisurely and the walk is relatively easy so you can enjoy and soak in the beauty that surrounds you.

Our Fall Foliage treks (minimum of two and a maximum group size of 4) are priced the same as our overnight and day treks. Day treks are 3 to 5 miles in length at elevations from 8800 to 9700 feet. The overnight trek is up the Little Cochetopa Creek trail about 8 miles roundtrip with altitude ranging from 9,000 to 10,500 feet.

Reservations are needed for all treks.

"The fall foliage trip I took with Dan Jones, as guide, was breathtaking. The brilliant colors of Colorado in the fall cannot be duplicated - not even in a photograph! Dan is a walking resource bank of information about Colorado plants, trees, animals, climate, terrain and local folklore. I would go every year if possible."  -Linda DeHoff, Whitney, Texas