Fall Colors

Welcome to the Fall Colors web site for the Intermountain Region. The Region consists of National Forest Lands in Nevada, Utah, Southern Idaho, Western Wyoming and parts of California.

 

 

Idaho

Boise National Forest

The fall colors are fading as the first snow has hit in the mountains near Cascade.

View some fabulous photos taken on this forest.

Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Colors are changing on the Ashton/Island Park Ranger District.

View some fabulous photos taken on this forest.

Payette National Forest

No report has been provided at this time.  Visit their web site for further information about this forest and the opportunities that it offers.

Salmon-Challis National Forest

The aspen are turning in Copper Basin on the Lost River Ranger District.

View some fabulous photos taken on this forest.

Sawtooth National Forest

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Stanley, and Sun Valley are past peak colors. There are still some nice areas in Ketchum, Sun Valley, and south of Twin Falls.

Nevada

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

No report has been provided at this time.  Visit their web site for further information about this forest and the opportunities that it offers.
 

Utah

Ashley National Forest

No report has been provided at this time.  Visit their web site for further information about this forest and the opportunities that it offers.

View some fabulous photos taken on this forest.

Dixie National Forest

Check out Cedar Mountain this weekend from Highway 143 through Cedar Breaks National Monument to Panguitch Lake is showing color this week! Only small pockets of scattered color on the rest of the loop through Mammoth Creek back down Highway 14. Fall color has arrived on Boulder Mountain on the Escalante Ranger District as well. The expected peak may occur between this weekend and next weekend!

View some fabulous photos taken on this forest.

Fishlake National Forest

Most of the colors are off at the higher elevations, but low elevation vegetation, including oak brush and stream side willows continue to bring color to the area

View some fabulous photos taken on this forest.

Manti-La Sal National Forest

September 14, 2015: On the Moab-Monticello District lots of aspens are hit by blight this year and colors may not be great on the aspens. A few small clones that have started changing in the La Sals. On the Ferron-Price and Sanpete Districts the maple are in full color---vibrant in Maple Canyon area, but just in spots elsewhere on the North Zone. Aspen are just starting to show touches of color, but will be much more evident in the following two weeks. Some reports of brilliant aspen at the higher reaches of Huntington Canyon.

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

September 28 2015: Kamas side of Mirror Lake Highway Fall colors are breathtaking up the Mirror Lake Highway right now; some greens remain, bright yellows about, and there are patches of luminious red. Leaves are beginning to drop though, in some locations.

View some fabulous photos taken on this forest.

Wyoming

Bridger-Teton National Forest

No report has been provided at this time.  Visit their web site for further information about this forest and the opportunities that it offers.

 


 

The Intermountain Region is a spectacular place to be in the fall. 
Get out and enjoy the beauty of your national forests.
Remember take only pictures and leave only footprints.

 


It is wise to obtain highway and weather information before leaving home and be prepared for winter weather while in the mountains. Many unpaved forest roads are quite slippery when wet, while some clay based roads simply become impassable.

This page is updated weekly during the fall season. Visit us again for updated colorful photos, as well as a list of recommended viewing areas. A photo gallery has been put together for your enjoyment. Photos were taken by Forest Service employees throughout the Region, as well as public forest visitors. You are free to download the photos in this gallery, except for those that have a copyright symbol next to them. If you have fall color photos you would like displayed on our web site or an area that you like to share with other, e-mail the information to the r4_fswebmaster.

Visit the Washington Office web site for additional information on viewing fall colors throughout the country.