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.
Updated - 9/20/23
Intermittent patches of bright yellow can now be spotted in most valley. The large hillsides of aspens are just starting to change and this weekend should be pretty good for many spots. We're still at least a week out from peak colors in areas, except for Slate River Valley north slopes.
|Around Town||Many spots are turning yellow now||Upper Loop|
|Slate River Valley||North hillsides are not far from peak color already||Lower Loop|
|Gothic Valley||Just Getting Started||Judd Falls|
|Kebler Pass||Green||Three Lakes Loop|
|Ohio Pass||Green||Beaver Ponds|
|Brush Creek||Mostly Green||Strand Hill|
|Cement Creek||Just Getting Started||Caves Trail|
|Washington Gulch||Large Patch of Yellow by Gothic Mtn||Long Lake|
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