2018 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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2018 Fall Color Updates – Click to Enlarge

Latest Update – 10/5/18

More rain and possible snow in the forecast makes for some great photo opportunities. The aspen and cottonwood trees in town are at peak foliage now as well! Ohio and Kebler Passes are still going strong and offer the best chance at wandering through golden forests. The north side of the Slate River Valley are also still surprisingly full and bright. This weekend might be wet, but well worth the trip!

Location StatusRecommended Trails
Around TownPeaking in Town
Upper Upper
Slate River ValleyNorth Side Looks GreatLupine Trail
Gothic ValleyPast Peak, Still Some ColorJudd Falls
Kebler Pass Peak FoliageHorse Ranch Park
Ohio PassPeak FoliageBeaver Ponds
Brush CreekPast Peak, Still Some ColorStrand Hill
Cement CreekJust a few spots left nowCaves Trail
Washington GulchPast Peak, Still Some ColorLong Lake

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