Fall Color Report 2014

San Juan National Forest

 Hesperus Leafs

Date: 10/27/14

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:
Durango to Purgatory – past peak
Molas Pass - past peak
Silverton/Red Mountain Pass – past peak
Pagosa –past peak
Dolores to Rico – past peak
Mancos – past peak






Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
San Juan River
Dolores river

Durango south to Aztec NM

Estimated Peak Viewing Period:

Elevation above 7,000 feet is mostly past peak.

The slightly lower areas below 7,000 ft look good. 

Viewing Suggestions / Tips:

Many areas still holding spots of good color and great weather this week.

Trees That Are Currently Turning Color:

Willows and cottonwoods along the rivers.

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