San Juan National Forest Fall Color Report
Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:
Durango to Purgatory – a bit past peak, still good pockets
Molas Pass - a bit past peak, still good pockets
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass – past peak
Pagosa – a bit past peak, still good pockets
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 80% in the river valley
Mancos/La Platas – a bit past peak, still good pockets
San Jun Skyway- a bit past peak, still good pockets
Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
Buckles Lake south of Pagosa
Estimated Peak Viewing Period:
Not much left but still some good pockets of color
Viewing Suggestions / Tips:
Telluride and north still good for a bit more.
Cottonwoods in the river valleys getting good.
Trees That Are Currently Turning Color:
Cottonwoods, oak and service berry.
For More Information on Fall Colors Please Contact:
San Juan Public Lands Center, Durango (970) 247-4874
Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Rocky Mountain Region Fall Color page link
National Forest Service Color Finder page link