Aspen trees in Autumn, Maroon Bells Wilderness, Aspen ColoradoThe morning air has a new, sharp briskness to it, as if to notify that change is coming. The sun slants a bit lower and all you can hear is a continuous crunch as your boots hit the colorful, fallen leaves beneath them. Your bones are chilled, yet not to the point of discomfort. It is a perfect fall day to be out on a hike.

Just because summer weather is slipping away doesn’t mean that outdoor activities should go with it. In fact, fall is one of the most beautiful times of year to get outside. Everything seems to be transforming – from the color of the sky to the leaves on the trees. And in Colorado we are fortunate to have endless trees upon which we can view these magnificent changes!

As you continue to crunch and walk, you  may wonder – why is it that leaves change color?

The Geek’s favorite answers: Why Leaves change color?

Well guess what, we at Outdoors Geek have done a little research and we have some answers! We hope this insight will give you all the more reason to get out, explore, and enjoy every single season.

Here is some helpful info we found when doing our research– a whole lot of chloryphyl talk!

Why Do Leaves Change Color in Autumn?

Why Leaves Change Color

Fall Hiking Tips

Camping and Backpacking gear for the Fall


Camping and Backpacking gear for the Fall by Outdoors Geek

Marmot Trestles sleeping bag rentalSo, if you’re worried about cooler temperatures, Outdoors Geek is ready to hook you up. From proper clothing to warm sleeping bags, we have it all. So make sure to come in today to prepare for fall so that you don’t miss the short window that is ‘leaf changing season’.

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