Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 11, 2012
San Juan National Forest Fall Color Report 9/11/12
San Juan National Forest has the following Fall Foliage report for 9/11/12
Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:
Durango – 5%
Silverton – 25% aspens
Pagosa – 5%
Dolores/Rico – 5% oakbrush
Mancos – 10%
Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
The Alpine Loop between Silverton and Lake City currently has the most color.
Silverton area and above. 9500 to 12,000 feet
Oakbrush in the river valleys is beginning to change.
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.