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Mountain Snowfall (Photos of Snowfall at Cottonwood Pass, CO - September 12, 2008)

Snow Snow I was out of bed at 5:30 a.m. to photograph the sunrise only to realize much of the sky was covered in thick gray clouds. Around 7 a.m., it began to rain with temperatures in the 40's in Buena Vista, which is a likely sign that any precipitation in the mountains would likely be snow. I immediately drove west toward Cottonwood Pass at 12,000+ feet in altitude! :)

Adjacent is snow in a forested area.

Snow In The Forest Snow gently covers a wooden fence.
Snow In The Forest Snow comes down hard on a creek.
Snowy Pine Trees

Snowy Road

I did my best to capture the stark contrast of gray sky, deep green pine trees and fluffy white snow on its branches.

Bottom Photo: The view of Chaffee County Road 306 from where I stood for the photo above.

Snowy Road

Snowy Road

Not the greatest driving conditions, but this is Colorado and I am sure skiers and the nearby ski resorts are happy about this!
Cottonwood Pass, CO Steve Arrival at Cottonwood Pass, altitude 12,126 feet and situated on the Continental Divide.

It was a snowy, wintery wonderland up there! :)

Snow The views of the mountains are spectacular here, but not on this morning. (A small pool of water can be seen in the foreground.)


Cottonwood Pass, CO

Three views of the road I had driven up to reach this spot.
A sign covered in snow.
Snowy Road

Snowy Road

Two photos coming back down toward Buena Vista.

Below is one recent photo gallery from this area:

  • Cottonwood Pass (June 12)
  • The photos above were submitted by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. His personal web site is

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