Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 16, 2017

San Juan National Forest 9/15/17

San Juan National Forest  reports on 9/15/17

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:
Durango to Purgatory – 10%
Molas Pass – 40%
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass – 55%-80%
Pagosa – 5%
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 10%
Mancos/La Platas – 10%
Ouray to Telluride – 10%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
Coalbank to Molas to Silverton is probably going to be the best bet this weekend (9/16-17)

Estimated Peak Viewing Period:
The next two weekends should be the best targets in the central San Juan Forest.
The Pagosa and Dolores sides may last longer.

Viewing Suggestions / Tips:
If you’re driving slow and taking pictures, pull over and let the thru traffic pass.

Weather should be clear this weekend.

Trees That Are Currently Turning Color:
Aspen and some high elevation brush.

For More Information on Fall Colors Please Contact:

San Juan Public Lands Center, Durango (970) 247-4874


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