Fall Color Report 2015

San Juan National Forest

 Hesperus Leafs

Date: 9/21/15

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:
Durango to Purgatory – 5%
Molas Pass - 5%
Silverton/Red Mountain Pass – 75%
Pagosa – 5%
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 25%
Mancos/La Platas – 15%

Above 10,500 feet - 65%






Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
Silverton, Red Mountain Pass

Estimated Peak Viewing Period:

Elevation above 10,500 feet.
Getting better quickly this week.

Viewing Suggestions / Tips:

Treeline aspens best so far.

Trees That Are Currently Turning Color:

Aspens and a bit of the oak.

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