Fall Colors on the Prescott National Forest

When do fall colors peak on the Prescott?

 Like in other parts of the country, it is impossible to say--but as a general rule, trees and bushes at the highest elevations start changing from mid- to late September with leaves falling around mid- to late October.  Trees at lower elevations begin changing a couple weeks to a month later, and you can still find signs of autumn into mid-December in the Verde Valley and other low elevation parts of the forest. So, think about an autumn drive to see the sights on the Prescott National Forest. If you miss peak colors, you're sure to find plenty of beauty and color such as the red rock vistas as you drop off Mingus Mountain headed towards the Verde Valley, or the blue sky, clouds, trees, and rock formations reflected off ofany of the forest lakes or waterways.  If you're hankering to get out of town and see natural beauty this fall, the Prescott National Forest will not dissappoint!