Fall colors come alive on the Shoshone National Forest

Photograph of fall colors from Highway 296 looking south


The South Fork and North Fork of the Shoshone River are known for their fall colors as cottonwoods and rabbit brush change to bright yellow.  These rich colors are contrasted by the deep blue skies and volcanic rock within the area.


Wood River, Fall 2011

 The Wood River area is an excellent area to hike amongst the changing colors, as can be seen in the picture on the left.

The Loop Road on the Washakie Ranger District has bursts of yellow aspen among the dark green of conifers.


To view the changing colors within the Rocky Mountain area, please visit the Rocky Mountain Regional Office's website.