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 - 10/19/2022

Last licks on Kebler Pass! The other side of the pass toward Paonia is still looking good right now. The rest of the valleys are pretty much finished for the season except for a few trees or groves scattered throughout. The snow forecasted for Sunday looks legit and will most likely end the season.

Location StatusRecommended Trails
Around TownMostly in Town Proper
Upper Loop
Slate River ValleyMostly BareLower Loop
Gothic ValleyMostly BareJudd Falls
Kebler Pass Past Peak Foliage
Three Lakes Loop
Ohio PassPast Peak FoliageBeaver Ponds
Brush CreekMostly Bare Strand Hill
Cement CreekMostly BareCaves Trail
Washington GulchA Few Patches LeftLong Lake


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