2021 Crested Butte Fall Color Updates

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When is peak foliage? More than the general area of Colorado or even a mountain range, it really depends on the specific valley and elevation. Bookmark this page for regular updates so you know exactly when and where to go for the best fall colors in Crested Butte starting mid-September. Now get out and enjoy some leaf-peeping.


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Final Update – 10/14/21

The snows are back! The autumn foliage is stubbornly hanging on to a few trees and stands here and there, but just about done for most of the area. It has been one of the best and longest fall color seasons in memory. We hope you had a chance to enjoy it!

Location StatusRecommended Trails
Around TownSome yellow spots leftUpper Loop
Slate River ValleyA few trees leftLower Loop
Gothic ValleyAll doneJudd Falls
Kebler Pass Some yellow spots leftThree Lakes Loop
Ohio PassNearly done
Beaver Ponds
Brush CreekNearly done
Strand Hill
Cement CreekSome yellow spots leftCaves Trail
Washington GulchNearly doneLong Lake


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