Signs of the approaching autumn season have begun in Colorado’s high country. Nighttime temperatures are dipping lower and small pockets of color are beginning to show themselves on mountaintops. The color change from green to gold is early, and because of an early spring, prolonged dry spell, and leaf-eating bugs, this year’s fall could be lackluster. As Aspen Public Radio’s Luke Runyon reports, for businesses that rely on fall visitors, that might mean a shorter period to cash in on leaf-peeping tourists.

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