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.
Like what you see? Then be sure to pick up one of our limited edition 2021 calendars with free shipping! 10% of proceeds support the Crested Butte Conservation Corps as well.
2020 Fall Color Updates – Click to Enlarge
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!
|Around Town||Nearing Peak Foliage||Upper Loop|
|Slate River Valley||Near Peak in Spots||Lower Loop|
|Gothic Valley||Lots of Golden Aspen, Undergrowth Peaking||Judd Falls|
|Kebler Pass||Starting to Turn||Three Lakes Loop|
|Ohio Pass||Starting to Turn||Beaver Ponds|
|Brush Creek||Nearing Peak in Spots||Strand Hill|
|Cement Creek||Large Golden Swaths||Caves Trail|
|Washington Gulch||Near Peak in Spots||Long Lake|
2021 Travel CB Calendar
Because we’re all ready to put 2020 behind us, the new 2021 Travel CB calendar is now on sale. The best photos of the area each month also make the perfect holiday gift. So pick up a bunch and we’ll donate 10% of the proceeds to #KeepCrestedButteful via the CB Conservation Corps.
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