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Thank you for visiting the U.S. Forest Service's 2014 Fall Colors Web pages with a new focus on social media. We have some very useful tools to help plan your adventure to see fall trees and wildflowers this autumn. As the fall season progresses, check back regularly for new and exciting content!

Fall Colors Progression

This map of fall color indicators is based on eyewitness accounts and represents a general overview. It is not an exact representation of peak leaf color. Please check with your local officials to verify exact peaking days. For a static map of leaf peaking go to road tripper.

Color Description
Green [Green] Summer green to beginning to turn.
Red [Red] Majority of leaves are changing to peak colors.
Brown [Brown] Past peak but some colors may remain

Hotline 1-800-354-4595

Call the hotline then press the number of the area nearest you to get fall color updates:

  • #1 for Montana, North Dakota and North Idaho
  • #2 for Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and eastern Wyoming
  • #3 for Arizona and New Mexico
  • #4 for portions of eastern California, Nevada, southern Idaho, Utah, western Wyoming
  • #5 for California
  • #6 for Oregon and Washington State
  • #7 for Alaska
  • #8 for Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
  • #9 for Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin


  • Recreation.gov is the place to make reservations for individual campsites, cabins and lookouts, group campsites, tours, picnic shelters, and wilderness permits on public lands.
  • Outdoor Safety is important when you travel on forests and grasslands.
  • Learn to pack a survival pack if you're planning on spending a few days in the great outdoors.