Nature September 09, 2021
When And Where To Expect Colorado’s Fall Foliage To Peak This Year
Alright, fellow leaf peepers: Today’s post is just for you, as the leaves in Colorado are beginning to change, and it is time to begin plotting our trip to see the most beautiful trees and landscape! Not sure when or where to see this season at its peak? Have no fear, as we have a good idea of both when and where to expect to find the best of Colorado’s fall foliage:
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While most of the country is still waiting for the leaves to begin to change, the Centennial State is already noticing more vibrant hues in the trees, and as of September 6th, the Front Range to the west is already seeing patchy to partial changes.
Beginning September 13th, keep your eyes peeled for even more changes, as the north to the northwest part of the state will be near peak, with the rest of the central and western parts either partial or patchy.
Come September 20th, the entire state should begin seeing changes, with northwestern Colorado at its peak and the Eastern Plains beginning to see minimal to patchy foliage.
Aren't we lucky to get to experience fall so early? As the changes finally begin to make their way west, most of Colorado will be enjoying its peak season, with the northwest portion's changes coming to a close.
Happy October! The Western Slope may be past its peak, but the rest of the state is just getting started, especially along the Front Range and Eastern Plains.
Come October 11th, things should begin winding down, with the Eastern Plains in either its peak or near it.
October 18th may be your last chance to enjoy the changing leaves, with the very eastern portion of the state at its peak.
Most of the leaves should have made their way to the ground by October 25th, so be sure to get in the car and check out the changing foliage in the weeks beforehand!
The predictions and the graphics come to us from the good folks at
Smokymountains.com, who release these reports annually and come to their predictions via such factors as elevation, current temperatures, historical precipitation, and temperature forecasts. To learn more, be sure to visit their website! Now that you know the best times to go out to see the changing foliage, you will want to Take This Gorgeous Fall Foliage Road Trip To See Colorado Like Never Before.