2020 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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Latest Update – 09/24/2020

Things are changing fast! The aspens around town, near the lower loop, up brush and cement creek, are all nearing peak colors. Every day more and more aspens are turning yellow. At higher elevations the undergrowth is already changed making for great contrast.

This season it seems nearly all the valleys are mixed to a large extent with trees that have turned, and those that remain green. It may mean peak foliage may occur more in large groups, rather than a wider spread area. It also may mean some extra time to enjoy it all. This weekend and next are looking like they are going to be spectacular for colors!

Location StatusRecommended Trails
Around TownNearing Peak FoliageUpper Loop
Slate River ValleyNear Peak in SpotsLower Loop
Gothic ValleyLots of Golden Aspen, Undergrowth PeakingJudd Falls
Kebler Pass Starting to TurnThree Lakes Loop
Ohio PassStarting to TurnBeaver Ponds
Brush CreekNearing Peak in SpotsStrand Hill
Cement CreekLarge Golden SwathsCaves Trail
Washington GulchNear Peak in SpotsLong Lake


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