National Geographic : 1963 Aug
Resist (if you can) the lure of in autumn Summer fun in full color-that's the allurement Colorado offers you in the Fall. Plains, foothills, mountains, Western Slope-all Colorado is ablaze with beauty. Highways are un crowded. Summer resorts are open. The weather is perfect-high, cloudless skies, tangy days, cool nights. Everywhere is camera country! In golden waves the sunlit plains roll to the hori zons. From the draws the coronets of gnarled old cot tonwoods are silhouetted against the sky. The big land lifts gently westward to meet the foothills. Frosts that had lain like jeweled cobwebs over the hollows now spread boldly upon the hills. There's the golden foam of rabbitbrush alongside the highways, and the leaves are a-bloom. Sumac, wildrose, raspberry, scrub maple, thimbleberry-frosty nights and brilliant autumn sun shine have distilled in the leaves pure tones of scarlet, carmine, crimson, maroon. Miniature forests of scrub oak clothe the slopes in a symphony of yellows, russets and browns. The silhou OF COURSE there's lots to do, as well as see, in Colorado. Visit folklore fiestas, Old West rodeos, cliff dwellings, quaint ghost mining camps. Swimming, golf, fishing, big game hunting. Lots of spots for night-life fun. Places to stay in every price range. ette of the Continental Divide is a bride's blue, the higher peaks touched with early snow. As the foothills climb toward the majestic Rockies, the boulder-leaping streams are overhung with the bright yellows ofalders,willows and narrow-leaf cotton woods. A distant slope is splashed with gold. Soon the aspens are everywhere-saffron, lemon, chrome yellow, crimson-spilling down the gulches in golden torrents, marching up mountainsides through solid walls of black-green spruce, islands of gold afloat in a meadow. Highways become tunnels through living gold mines. This is September in the high country. When the curtain finally falls on the aspen spectac ular, in October, it is Indian Summer. Now the canyons are rivers of deep purple, and the eternal solitude of the mountains is hung with gossamer veils of lilac, amethyst and lavender. Deep peace lies over the land. Come ... gather a bouquet of colorful memories to carry for your lifetime. Restore your vigor; live a while! This Fall,for sure... Colorado! COLORADO DEPT. OF PUBLIC RELATIONS 552 State Capitol, Denver 2, Colorado Please O 52-page, full-color Vacation Guide send: Q Complete List of Statewide Events for Fall Q Full-color State Highway Map Folder O Hotel, Motel, Resort, Dude Ranch Information, prices Name Address City Zone-- State --- .. ....... ***.......*..............o.o."