It's started! There are fall colors up on top the Grand Mesa.

You'll have to drive up to the top but there are splashes of red, gold, and yellow showing up. It may be still in the 60s at night here in the valley but up on top of the Mesa, they've have had lows in the 40s and those cooler temps are the trigger that gets fall color going.

It can seemly happen "overnight." All it takes is a significant temperature change and it's on. Colorado State Forest Service experts predict we're still a good two weeks away from peak Aspen fall color but if you need a sneak peek, a trip this weekend might be in order.

I remember last year at Winefest time there was quite a bit of color on top. If you've got friends or family coming to town next weekend, you'll want to schedule some time for a drive up and across the Grand Mesa.

 

Credit: KKCO 11 News