Coconino National Forest posted a new fall color report for October 17, 2012:
Mogollon Rim, Forest Road 321C, Dane Ridge. The maples have peaked and the aspen and oak are changing now (Jeannie) Take FR95 from just north of the Mogollon Rim District office on Hwy. 87, south to FR 96 to FR 321.
Oak Creek Canyon: The drive through Oak Creek Canyon is beautiful with lots of green, some yellows, a few reds. Colors have not reached peak, but the transition from top to bottom is very interesting. Looking at the canyon from the road headed up, there are some isolated spots of color ( a red tree here and there, etc.) – should be good by the weekend. Lots of yellow, a few reds. Maples showing red on the east side of Oak Creek Canyon visible from Oak Creek Vista.