DENVER (KDVR) — Fall colors are arriving a bit later than usual in Colorado, but leaves have started changing. The Pinpoint Weather team is out with a new, updated forecast of when you can expect peak colors across the state.

Colorado is having one of its wettest years on record. All that rain may have set the state up for a particularly vivid year for fall foliage. Now is the time to plan trips to see the best fall colors in Colorado, with the season of changing leaves arriving.

When can you expect to take a weekend trip to see the best of fall in Colorado? The peak colors are set to start showing in parts of the state by mid-September.

When will fall colors peak in Colorado in 2023?

The Pinpoint Weather team has adjusted the forecast for peak colors to arrive a bit later.

An updated map of the 2023 forecast as of Sept. 22 for peak fall colors in Colorado.
An updated map of the 2023 forecast as of Sept. 22 for peak fall colors in Colorado. (FOX31 KDVR)

The Pinpoint Weather team has put out these dates for peak color as of Sept. 22. But keep in mind, it’s still possible the timing could adjusted for future dates.

  • Sept. 22-Oct. 7:
    Rocky Mountain National Park, Steamboat Springs, Flat Tops
  • Sept. 24-Oct. 10:
    Vail, Summit County, Aspen, Gunnison, Grand Mesa
  • Sept. 27-Oct. 15:
    San Juan Mountains, Sangre De Cristo Mountains
  • October:
    Denver area

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