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Dual meaning of the word "peak" here. :) This spot along the Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park was my favorite overlook of the two and a half days we spent there in terms of fall color. It was incredible here. And when we drove by a mere day and a half later, it was largely gone. Amazing how fickle the color is.

Ever since I discovered the peaks of Alberta, I'd been largely dismissive of Colorado. Yes, their mountains are on average a couple thousand feet taller than those in Alberta, but the peaks aren't nearly as rugged, there are few glaciers (and they're tiny!), and the treeline extends much higher. When my friends talked up Colorado, I tried to tell them how much better Alberta was. When they tried to say they looked about the same, I just assumed they didn't know mountains.

Well, it had been a few years since I'd been to Colorado. And now that I've been in the fall, I can only say I'm blown away by the beauty. I'll still take the ruggedness of the Alberta peaks any day, but Colorado is head and shoulders over Alberta in terms of fall color. A place I'd love to visit again.

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