Photo (above, Flickr): October 4, 2015 - Aspens turning along Abineau Trail. The trail is one leg of the Abineau-Bear Jaw Loop which ascends the northern slopes of the San Francisco Peaks and provides a fantastic fall color view experience. The fall color season has arrived in Lockett Meadow, the Inner Basin, Mt. Elden, and the northern flanks of the Peaks. See Fall Colors on the Coconino for resources to help you plan your autumn adventures. Photo by Deborah Lee Soltesz. Credit: USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest.
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Notes & Notices
Fall Colors As of October 4, 2015, fall colors are in full swing Lockett Meadow, Inner Basin, the north flanks of the Peaks, and Mt. Elden. Thunderstorms and chilly temperatures are forecast for early in the week, but the the weather is expected to turn to clear skies and warmer days.
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The Red Rock Ranger District will be initiating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for proposing changes to Fossil Creek in order to protect river resources and enhance public safety. We would like your involvement in the future. Learn how to receive details about management changes and get involved in the process.
Comments are open through October 25, 2015 on two Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River proposals. See the press release on Fossil Creek proposals for information about these proposals and learn how to submit comments.