How Do You Access the Colorado Fall Color Report?


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Access Colorado fall color reports at websites for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service, the Weather Channel, and local news stations such as Fox31 Denver. Typically available from mid-September to late November, sources frequently change, with website maps and social media posts prevalent, as of 2015.

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The Forest Service lists foliage reports by forest on its website. Options for Colorado include Arapaho National Forest, Gunnison National Forest, Pike National Forest, Routt National Forest and White River National Forest. Choosing Colorado from the Select a Forest or State drop-down displays the Colorado Tourism Office site, providing articles on fall foliage drives and hikes.

The Smoky Mountain National Park compiles data from across the nation into a map of the United States with a slider bar showing fall foliage status across various dates. This resource is predictive rather than actual, meant to help travelers plan vacations that coincide with peak color.

The Weather Channel's Weather.com website provides a West Fall Foliage map with leaf color designating patchy, near peak, peak or past peak status. Fox31 Denver offers a detailed map on its Kdvr.com website.

Webcams are visual keys to fall color. The cameras at Pinecam.com provide several views of foliage updating every 15 minutes.

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