2022 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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Updated - 9/29/2022

We've got some peak foliage in spots and on certain aspects. Slate River Valley is looking the best right now and the drive into town is showing great color on Whetstone Mountain. This week should usher in some spectacular color in most places around downtown CB.

Location StatusRecommended Trails
Around TownPeak Foliage Upper Loop
Slate River ValleyPeak on Southern SlopesLower Loop
Gothic ValleyNear Peak FoliageJudd Falls
Kebler Pass Just Getting StartedThree Lakes Loop
Ohio PassJust Getting StartedBeaver Ponds
Brush CreekNear Peak FoliageStrand Hill
Cement CreekPeak FoliageCaves Trail
Washington GulchNear Peak FoliageLong Lake


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