Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 15, 2018

Rio Grande National Forest Fall Color 9/14/18

Rio Grande National Forest has the following new fall color reports and photos for 9/14/18  

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:
Conejos Peak District – %        2018 photos          2017 photos
Alamosa Canyon –   15%
Conejos Canyon –   30 – 40%
Cumbres Pass – %        

Divide District – %                     2018 photos          2017 photos
Creede to Spring Creek Pass – color change is 50 – 70% peak colors most likely this coming weekend
Wolf Creek Pass – %

Saguache District – %               2017 photos       2016 photos
Cochetopa Pass – %
Poncha Pass –          30 – 40%
Sangre de Cristos – 10%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
Hwy 149 Creede to Spring Creek Pass, Poncha Pass and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Estimated Peak Viewing Period:
The third week of September is usually the best time for the higher elevations, above Creede and up river, and the fourth week for the rest of the forest.

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