Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 22, 2018

San Juan National Forest Fall Color 9/21/18

San Juan National Forest  reports on September 21, 2018

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:

Durango to Purgatory – 60%
Missionary Ridge – 60%
Molas Pass/Coal Bank – 95%
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass – 75%
Pagosa – 25%
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 40%
Mancos/La Platas – 20%
Ouray to Telluride – 45%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
Oak brush looking good in most areas.
Molas Pass and Silverton areas may passing peak as Coal Bank and Purg peaking by this weekend.
Other high elevation areas good and coming along quickly.

Estimated Peak Viewing Period:
This 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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