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!
|Around Town||Peaking in Town||Upper Upper|
|Slate River Valley||North Side Looks Great||Lupine Trail|
|Gothic Valley||Past Peak, Still Some Color||Judd Falls|
|Kebler Pass||Peak Foliage||Horse Ranch Park|
|Ohio Pass||Peak Foliage||Beaver Ponds|
|Brush Creek||Past Peak, Still Some Color||Strand Hill|
|Cement Creek||Just a few spots left now||Caves Trail|
|Washington Gulch||Past Peak, Still Some Color||Long Lake|
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