You don't have to drive out of town, this week, to enjoy the beauty of the Fall colors of this area.
There are spectacular colors currently in Carson City, and they can be seen just about anywhere you go.
For some of the best colors, take the time to walk, bike or drive the length of such north/south streets as Curry, Nevada, Division, Minnesota, etc., or along such east-west streets as Fifth, King, Telegraph, Long, all of which are located in the older, west side.
At those locations, you'll see the Fall colors on such trees and bushes as apple, cherry, cottonwood, elm, hawthorne, lilac, maple, peach, pear, plum, etc.
Then, as a special bonus, take the time to enjoy the colors at the State Capital Grounds and the Legislative Mall, by leisurely strolling in those two areas.
No matter where you go, you better do it soon, as the leaves are quickly dropping off the trees and bushes.
The best colors are when either the early morning or late afternoon sunlight is slanting through the leaves.