Fall Color Guide
Saguache Ranger District - Findley Gulch area, Golden yellow Aspen. Sept. 21, 2017
Date: 10/28/21 - It has been a great season for colors on the Rio Grande! Most of the leaves are just about gone at this point. However, if you come across any good photo opportunities, we still welcome them!
Rio Grande National Forest - 2021 Fall colors by district
Recommended Viewing Areas - Updated -
Hwy 17 over La Manga Pass
Foerst Service Road #250 near Platoro
Hwy 149 in the South Fork area
Highway 160 on the east side of Wolf Creek Pass
Highway 285 Saguache north to Poncha pass, good views of Sangre de Cristo and La Garita Mountains
Estimated Peak Viewing Period:
The fourth week of September is usually the best time for the higher elevations, above Creede and up river, and the first week of October for the rest of the forest this year.
Viewing Suggestions / Tips:
Trees That Are Currently Turning Color: