Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 7, 2018

San Juan National Forest Fall Color 9/7/18

San Juan National Forest reports

Date: September 7, 2018

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:

Durango to Purgatory – 5%
Molas Pass – 10%
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass – 10%
Pagosa – 5%
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 5%
Mancos/La Platas – 5%
Ouray to Telluride – 5%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:

  • Oak brush beginning to change at the 6500-7500 ft elevations.
  • Bits of color and shade change in the Molas Pass and Silverton areas.

Estimated Peak Viewing Period: Another week at least.

Viewing Suggestions / Tips: Don’t expect much yet, but a lot of leaves beginning to yellow.

Trees That Are Currently Turning Color: Oak Brush low and Tundra up high.  Aspens getting started.

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


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