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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 27, 2012

Autumn in Arizona

Article and Photos by Paul Wolterbeek
Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Peak color typically runs from mid-October through the first week of November in the high elevations if you’re seeking golden aspens, red maples and other Fall standards. Best places to photograph color? check out the North Fork of Oak Creek Canyon (Sedona), the Catalinas (Tucson) and San Francisco Peaks (Flagstaff) during early-to-mid October, also Mt. Graham near Safford – which has massive stands of aspens and a well-maintained road that’s pave to within five miles of its end.

The first few aspen leaves were already falling and photographed by Paul Wolterbeek back on Sept. 6; he also reports a more recent update from Arizona’s Rim Country: sumacs were beginning to turn at 9.300 feet near the Three Forks region between Greer and Hannagan Meadow (accessed by state route 260). One particularly vivid patch of sumacs were already fire-engine red along 260 near the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s Hon-Dah resort.

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