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Columbine near Crested Butte 1

crested butte

West Maroon Pass Trail leads from Aspen, across a high Rocky Mountain Pass, and down into Crested Butte. This wildflower photograph was taken on the Crested Butte side of the pass in early July. While still early in the summer, columbine have already began to bloom in these fertile valleys. Soon, the area will be alive with colorful blooms. Photo © copyright by Rob Greebon.