Fall Color Report 2014
San Juan National Forest
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
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