Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 18, 2018

San Juan National Forest Fall Color 9/17/18

San Juan National Forest  reports on September 17, 2018

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:

Durango to Purgatory – 40%
Missionary Ridge – 50%
Molas Pass/Coal Bank – 80%
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass – 75%
Pagosa – 20%
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 25%
Mancos/La Platas – 20%
Ouray to Telluride – 20%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
Oak brush looking good in most areas.
Best right now in the Molas Pass and Silverton areas.

Estimated Peak Viewing Period:
Next week we could see some peak colors in some areas.

Viewing Suggestions / Tips:
Aim for the high percentage areas for the best photography.

Trees That Are Currently Turning Color:
Oak Brush changing early and good.  Aspens good and changing fast..

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


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