Don't wait until the end of the month to see the leaves' colors change — or you might miss it. According to Denver7's Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson, the dry weather will likely turn the leaves to gold a little bit ahead of schedule. 

Colorado is known for its gorgeous fall scenery and golden Aspen leaves September through October. However, because we've been in a drought, we've not only had a handful of wildfires, but the dry conditions could make the leaves' colors change sooner than usual, because science.

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'Rainy and/or overcast days tend to increase the intensity of fall colors,' according to ESF, and well, we haven't had too many of those. OutThere Colorado even reported that the 'dry conditions could also cause some leaves to drop early in parts of the state, without little or much of a color change.'

Mike Nelson says to expect the best colors around September 12 through September 24 in the Northern Colorado mountain area. The Denver Channel made an interactive map of the best places to see the leaves change colors here.