Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 20, 2017

San Juan National Forest 9/20/17

San Juan National Forest  reports on 9/20/17

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:
Durango to Purgatory – 15%
Molas Pass – 60%
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass – 55%-80%
Pagosa – 5%
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 15%
Mancos/La Platas – 10%
Ouray to Telluride – 15%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas: Coalbank to Molas to Silverton is probably going to be the best bet this week.

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 week.

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

Rocky Mountain Region Fall Color page link

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