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10 Beautiful Photos of Aspen Fall Colors from the 2016 Aspen Photo Challenge

After a week-long flurry of photography, the 2016 Aspen Photo Challenge concluded at Belly Up Aspen, and the winners were announcedTen local photographers competed in three different categories and had the chance of winning six in the inaugural photo contest presented by Aspen Chamber Resort Association Destination Marketing with media partner Outside Magazine. 

Participating photographers included:
Keala AsherSeth Beckton, Dirk Braun, David Clifford, Jordan Curet, Ross Daniels, Jason Dewey, Jesse Hoffman, Zach Maraziti, and Jeremy Swanson.

We want to hear from you—Aspen fans! Our audience has the chance to vote for their favorite Aspen photographer via the Crowd Favorite category. To vote for crowd favorite,  visit can vote once a day until we announce the Crowd Favorite Winner on Nov. 2, 2016!

The judges for this year’s challenge were Nicole Birkhold of Birkhold InkTiffany Cook of Aspen Skiing CompanyJim Harris of 5 Point Film FestivalJakob Schiller of Outside Magazine, and Andrew Studer and Toby Harriman, photographers and social media influencers.


Each photographer brought a creative approach and refreshing perspective to capturing the breathtaking fall colors in Aspen.

Want to see hand-picked pictures from this year's photo contest in Aspen?

Here are 10 beautiful photos of Aspen fall colors from the 2016 Aspen Photo Challenge...


Autumn Mountain Bike by Jesse Hoffman

MTB Aspen


 Maroon Bells at Night by Zach Maraziti

Maroon Bells Aspen


Yellow Leaves & Open Road by Dirk Braun

Fall Colors in Aspen


Al Fresco Happy Hour at Bosq by Seth Beckton

Aspen Happy Hour


Camping Under the Stars by David Clifford


Peak Leaf Peeping in Aspen by Jason Dewey


Water Colors & Fall Colors by Jeremy Swanson

Arts in Aspen


Duck on the Pond by Keala Asher

Aspen Photos


Sunrise on Highland Bowl by Ross Daniels

Highland Bowl Aspen


Climbing Gold Butte by Jordan Curet

Rock Climbing Aspen


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