The last leg of my recent USA road trip led me to some absolutely beautiful sights. Let me start off by saying…September in Colorado is absolutely amazing! I arrived in the state at such a beautiful time — the leaves were just beginning to change and I was blessed with beautiful fall colors.

On this leg of the trip, I hit Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Boulder, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, and Grand Junction. Sadly, I had to skip one of the stops I was so looking forward to, Denver, because I was short on time by the end of my trip. I can’t wait to get back there again sometime soon.

Sigh. What can I say? Colorado has my heart.Colorado Photo Diary_Pinterest Image

It always has. It’s funny, but I decided long ago that one day I’d like to live there. I started telling people this way before I had ever actually visited the state myself. I was basing this choice solely on my love of mountains, pine trees and the great outdoors, combined with the insanely gorgeous photos I’d seen over the years. So naturally, I wasn’t surprised for a second when I landed in Denver a few years back and immediately fell in love. I thought I’d move there right away, but life led me on another path…and it continues to.

Still, I would be the happiest girl in the world to call this state home one day. If you’re wondering why, take a look through my photo diary from the trip!

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This post concludes a four-part series of photo diaries from my USA road trip. You can find the other posts below. Which destination would you most like to visit? Let me know in the comments below!

Zion National Park: Photo Diary + Quick Tips
Bryce Canyon National Park: Photo Diary + Quick Tips
Yellowstone National Park: Photo Diary + Quick Tips