Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 2, 2018

San Juan National Forest Fall Color 10/1/18

San Juan National Forest  reports on October 1, 2018

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:

Durango to Purgatory – 90%
Missionary Ridge – 85%
Molas Pass/Coal Bank – 95-past%
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass – 95-past%
Pagosa – 65%
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – 95%
Mancos/La Platas – 75%
Ouray to Telluride – 85%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
The west side ids getting better with Lizard Head Pass area peaking soon.
Hwy 145 Rico to Telluride.

Estimated Peak Viewing Period:
Leafs that make it through this weeks rains will probably peak this weekend.

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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