Based on the San Juan National Forest Fall Color Report, as of October 8, 2015:
Estimated Percentage of Current Fall Foliage:
Durango to Purgatory – 65%
Molas Pass - 85%
Silverton/Red Mtn Pass – past peak
Pagosa – 50% north, 80% south
Dolores to Lizard Head Pass – a bit past peak, still good pockets
Mancos/La Platas – 95% to past peak
Above 9,000 feet - a bit past peak, still good pockets
Areas with Greatest Amount of Color / Recommended Viewing Areas:
Molas Pass/Lime Creek
Buckles Lake south of Pagosa
Estimated Peak Viewing Period:
Elevation below 9,000 feet.
Getting towards peak fast in some places
Viewing Suggestions / Tips:
Higher elevations mostly done for aspen.
Good photos with the snow capped peaks but the rough weather took out lots of leaves.
Trees That Are Currently Turning Color:
Aspens, oak and service berry.
Last Dollar road is absolutely amazing right now, as is all of the area around Dallas Divide on Highway 62. Guests have tole us that Owl Creek and Cow Creek are also amazing scenic drives right now.
Give us a call and let the staff at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs help you plan your visit with us this October!