Fall Color Report 2018

San Juan National Forest Fall Color Report

 Hesperus Snow Leafs

 

Date: October 12, 2018

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:

Durango to Purgatory - 95-past%
Missionary Ridge - 95-past%
Molas Pass/Coal Bank - 95-past%
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass –
95-past%
Pagosa -
95-past%
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 95-past%
Mancos/La Platas – 95-past%
Ouray to Telluride - 95-past%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:

Pretty much over except for bits and pieces.


Estimated Peak Viewing Period:

Mostly the weather finished off the leaf colors, but there are still a few good pockets to find.
 

Viewing Suggestions / Tips:

Search for the groves that remain.
 

Trees That Are Currently Turning Color:

Oak Brush holding on.  Aspens good and almost done.
 

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

 





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