Like I said at the beginning of this post, Allyson and I are hoping to head back up here in a few days. I'll update this post about the "state of the leaves" at that time, but I'm hoping Santa Fe has another week or two of amazing colors.
UPDATE (October 14): Santa Fe National Forest Aspens are definitely past their prime colors. We went for a hike yesterday and most of the leaves are completely off the trees. There are still a few very beautiful aspens that have changed from yellow to beautiful reds and oranges, but the majority of the trees have no leaves at all. This doesn't mean this trail isn't still beautiful, but it was a very different experience than I had two weeks ago.