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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 15, 2012

San Juan National Forest Fall Color Report 9/14/12

San Juan National Forest  has the following Fall Foliage report for 9/14/12:

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:
Durango – 5%
Silverton – 60% aspens
Pagosa – 15%
Dolores/Rico – 15% oakbrush
Mancos – 15%
Purgatory – 15%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
Silverton should be the best place to see color this weekend, and it is changing fast.
Molas Pass and Red Mountain Pass are lagging behind quite a bit.

Estimated Peak Viewing Period: Highest country, this weekend will be good but may peak next week sometime.
Other passes/ high elevation aspen groves, currently have some good pockets of color.

Viewing Suggestions / Tips:
Plan on driving a bit to find the best spots, but Silverton is the only high percentage location reported.

Trees That Are Currently Turning Color: Aspens, grasses and low scrub oak.

For More Information on Fall Colors Please Contact: San Juan Public Lands Center, Durango (970) 247-4874

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