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Colorado 2012 Fall Color Report

Posted: Sep 17, 2012 by Sam Szarka


Across Colorado’s high country, the aspens, willows, and cottonwood trees are turning color. Due to the drought (low winter snowfall, and hot summer temperatures) the aspens are stressed and will be turning color earlier than normal. Peak color has already occurred in a few areas. and peak color in many areas will likely happen between September 15-22.

For more details, see the weekly report posted on the Grand Mesa/Uncompahgre/Gunnison National Forest website:  Autumn Colors – Gunnison Nat’l Forest