Al's Blog: A Touch of Gold arapahoebasin.blogspot.com It has begun. You can find a number of aspens that have started to turn. The really high groves along Highway 6 near The Basin are some of the first to turn. You might say it is already fall and winter is approaching. I might try and sneak in one of those classic Colorado mountain bike rides through the aspens down near Crested Butte at the end of the month.