Here’s when to see the fall colors in Colorado

Foliage has already started to turn in the state
Published: Sep. 11, 2022 at 1:12 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 6:28 AM MDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado has started to see the leaves change colors this month, with many areas in northern Colorado and the I-70 corridor beginning to hit peak colors. September into October is the average time that the high elevations in the state begin to see these changes.

When can I see the best fall colors?

Below is a map for when areas throughout Colorado are expected to see peak colors ⬇️⬇️

(Color Peaks: Climatological Averages, National Park Service Data)

Several factors are coming into play this year for a more vibrant leaf color potential. Heavy summer monsoon moisture over the mountains kept the deciduous tree population healthy this year. Much of September has been dry and mild, which has helped make leaf transition fairly smooth and uniform. Colors started changing in the north first and will move south over the next few weeks.

This upcoming weekend will be another great one between RMNP and the I-70 corridor. If you’re waiting for the changes here in Southern Colorado, those changes should begin to show up in the next couple of weekends.