Pagosa at Primetime Colors, time for a sick day!
Every year at this time The Journal at Pagosasprings.com keeps track as the fall color change approaches and envelops the area. We try to predict “primetime” for the color season as it approaches. It can be a challenging task as the variables of nature can sometimes be overwhelming. This was a year with more than average moisture and recent weather systems have covered the area with frost. Both factors have to do with when the trees may change. It seems to be happening fast this year.
We will call primetime as starting the second week of October. All waterways have cottonwood trees currently in bright yellow. Oak have turned early and are nice red and orange. Aspen are yellow at high elevation and the color will sweep down the slopes soon and the entire area will be lit up like… Well, let’s just say “bright”.
Prime time is now!
Now consider anyone or all of the hundreds of miles of roads and trails in the area as shown below in primetime.