Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 28, 2012

Rio Grande National Forest Fall Color Report 9/28/12


Rio Grande National Forest posted the following fall color report today

Conejos Peak Ranger District:

September 28, 2012, estimated color change for all areas is 65 – 70%.

Suggested fall color viewing routes: FDR 250 up both the Alamosa and Conejos Canyons.

Cumbres Pass on State Hwy 17 is another good option

Divide Ranger District:

September 14th, 2012 – Above Creede colors have changed about 85%.

Colors visible from Del Norte have changed about 25%

Suggested fall color viewing routes: Silver Thread Byway (State Hwy 149 from Creede

to Lake City)South from Del Norte, County road 14 (FR 330),  to forest road 336 to 360,

or FR 330 to 380 (Park Creek Rd), then north to Hwy 160

Saguache Ranger District:

September 28, 2012 – Colors changed in all areas are between 80-90%..some trees w/fall

colors are already starting to lose their leaves.

Suggest fall color viewing routes: State Hwy 114 west from Saguache over North Pass.

County road 41G (Carnero Creek Road) travel west of Saguache 14.5 miles on State Hwy 114

to turn off, travel south.

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