Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 18, 2019

San Juan National Forest Fall Color 9/16/19

San Juan National Forest  reports on September 16, 2019

Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:

  • Durango to Purgatory:  < 1%:
  • Missionary Ridge:  < 1%
  • Purgatory to Coal Bank:  < 1%
  • Coal Bank to Molas Pass to Silverton: < 5%
  • Silverton/Red Mtn Pass:  <5%
  • Ouray to Telluride: <5%
  • Pagosa:  <1%
  • Dolores to Lizard Head Pass:  <1%
  • Mancos/La Platas: <1%

Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas: Currently, too early

Estimated Peak Viewing Period: Last week of September through second weekend of Oct

Trees That Are Currently Turning Color:

  • Oak Brush
  • Aspens

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