Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 13, 2017

San Juan National Forest 10/12/17

San Juan National Forest reports

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:
Durango to Purgatory – 85%-0%
Molas Pass – 90%-0%
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass – 85%-0%
Pagosa – 85%-0%
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 85%-0%
Mancos/La Platas – 90%-0%
Ouray to Telluride – 85%-0%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas: Most areas are past peak color and have lost most leaves at this time. Creek and river canyons below 8000 feet.

Estimated Peak Viewing Period: Past peak for most aspen.  Some good riverside colors still visible in places

Viewing Suggestions / Tips: Individual stands can still be going but otherwise follow the rivers for cottonwoods and willows.

Trees That Are Currently Turning Color: Cottonwoods and willows are best right now. Some choke cherry, service berry, and Box Elder trees.

For More Information on Fall Colors Please Contact: San Juan Public Lands Center, Durango (970) 247-4874

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