Fall Colors 2019

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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by Birdie » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:17 am

The leaves are changing in the Lake City area. I'd say they will be around peak by this coming weekend.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by HikerGuy » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:25 am

Not much color this weekend, but did find one pocket along the Cross Creek Trail.

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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by dwoodward13 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:38 pm

Anyone get eyes on Kebler Pass this weekend? I suspect that mid next week should be peak there and just am wanting to finalize some vacation time.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by Jharrell » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:43 pm

Anyone been down La Veta and Cuchara way.. going thru there up to N Crestone lake in the Sangres.. trying to decide between this weekend or next?
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by Bombay2Boulder » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:06 pm

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 just there and got back. Telluride area is still mostly green. I drove the Last Dollar Road today and maybe 5-10% of the leaves are yellow there, lots of green. I drove over to SIlverton on the million dollar highway and the color seems to be much better there by the highway after Ouray , still nowhere close to 30-40% for that area.
I was up high in the Bridal veil, wasatch and jackass basin. I was honestly very surprised by how many widlflowers were still there in the basin. Have never seen so many so late up high.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by dwoodward13 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:03 am

Jharrell wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Anyone been down La Veta and Cuchara way.. going thru there up to N Crestone lake in the Sangres.. trying to decide between this weekend or next?
I was in the Westcliffe/South Colony Lakes area this past weekend and hardly anything has started to turn. I would say the following weekend.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by kempenjn » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:35 am

Sangres are starting to get some color, I agree two weekends from now it'll probably look way better. Took this on the 21st:

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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by Ptglhs » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:30 pm

Curious as to how San Luis area is looking, if anyone knows. I'm assuming it's still too early and that next Friday would be closer to peak but if I'm wrong about this please let me know.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by caseythephotographer » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:01 pm

I was just there and got back. Telluride area is still mostly green. I drove the Last Dollar Road today and maybe 5-10% of the leaves are yellow there, lots of green. I drove over to SIlverton on the million dollar highway and the color seems to be much better there by the highway after Ouray , still nowhere close to 30-40% for that area.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by PikaSteve » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:00 am

Colors are turning above Maroon Lake. Monday 9/23 photos from Pyramid amphitheater trail.
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by dwoodward13 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:08 pm

Drove over to Twin Lakes this afternoon. I’d say Summit Co is very close to peak. Some really nice colors along Dillion Dam Rd and well as the Frisco Trails behind the hospital. Fremont Pass is at peak. Twin Lakes is really popping with a mix of greens, yellows, and oranges. Go get out there and enjoy it!
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Re: Fall Colors 2019

Post by pbergmaier » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:46 pm

Not quite at peak up by the Bells. Still maybe 3-4 days away.
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