Fall color in Arizona is dropping off the Mogollon Rim and heading towards the deserts at this time. Without rain this fall season, the color was spotty in most areas up north but did go off as expected on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon the first week of October. Peak color came to the White Mountains and San Francisco Peaks the week after. The upper elevations of the Mogollon Rim is past along as are likely Mt. Lemmon and Mt. Graham. Color in the maples have shifted out of Oak Creek, although you can still see some lingering reds.

Time for the cottonwoods to start showing their yellow coats in the Upper Verde River, then the maples should start showing their reds in the lower elevations in canyons in southern Arizona (like the Huachuchas).

Stay tuned for more reports in the weeks to come!

Horton Canyon autumn cascade

At peak fall color now along the top of the rim and lower canyons including Horton, Christopher and See Canyons. Horton cost $6 to get into the others are free, you can park and shoot at upper Christopher Creek turn north on NF 284 passenger car dirt road to the parking area, See Canyon trailhead starts there.Secret Canyon poison Ivy

Also Secret Canyon off of Dry Creek Road (high clearance) west of Sedona has started to peak. The trail is about 3 easy miles to the canyon mouth where the color starts and gets better the farther you get into the canyon. Have a great shoot.

See Canyon Cascade









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