Fall Colors 2019

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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by stephakett » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:35 am

conditions at Kenosha Pass?
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by rquayle » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:13 am

We went over Kenosha Pass on Monday. The colors were just starting to change. Note that Hwy 285 is closed between Fairplay and Antero Junction for paving. There is a pretty long detour.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by bigDmulc009 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:23 am

rquayle wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:13 am
We went over Kenosha Pass on Monday. The colors were just starting to change. Note that Hwy 285 is closed between Fairplay and Antero Junction for paving. There is a pretty long detour.
Good reminder esp. that cotrip doesn't have the closure on their map but the live cameras have the blockage.

Going 24 to 9 is only ~10min detour though
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by WolverPete » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:13 pm

Update, Just got back from the Maroon Bells and Mother Nature is starting to do her magic. But there is still a lot of green.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by jaymz » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:12 pm

Fall River Rd up toward St Mary's is looking about like that Bells pic above. But it's changing quick. A lot of yellow has shown up in just the last couple of days, with still a lot of green. Another week or so should be spectacular!
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by Monster5 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:16 am

I drove over Willow Creek Pass and Cameron Pass via the Owl Mountain cutoff yesterday - some spots of nice color but still a few days early.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by daway8 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:19 pm

Drove all around Rocky Mountain National Park (Endovally, Morraine Park, Bear Lake, etc) - only little splotches of color here and there. A few patches had leaves that were half yellow, half brown so probably won't get any real color in those spots, but overall still a whole lot of green aspen around and air is getting crisp so hopefully some color on the way soon.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by caseythephotographer » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:53 am

Anyone been in the southern part of the state lately? Maybe around Last Dollar Rd.?
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by pw » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:08 am

caseythephotographer wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:53 am
Anyone been in the southern part of the state lately? Maybe around Last Dollar Rd.?
I was there in 2017, I checked the date on my pictures, it was 9/29 and leaves were mostly turned, if that's useful. Some pictures from closer to Telluride on the same day still have a mix of green and yellow. That should give you an idea at least, things seems to be lagging by a few days this year, next weekend at the earliest would be my guess.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by peter303 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:37 pm

Sunday 9/22
Dillon area 30% turned
Fremont Pass 50%
Hoosier Pass - Alma 30%
Still many wildflowers in Breckenridge indicating no hard freeze yet.

All those places look about two weeks later than typical.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by caseythephotographer » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:39 pm

Thanks PW. It does seem like it's running a bit later this year, but that gives me an idea of when to plan the fall road trip.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by mtree » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:01 am

Two weeks late? I don't think so. Several days? Yes.
I was over Guanella Pass this weekend and Aspens had some stands with color with others in process. Willows are about done. I'd say this week/weekend will be peaking up there.
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