Catch the Fall Colors on Superior National Forest
#LSN_Outdoors Sawtooth Mountains Fall Color Tour
Duluth, MN (September 16, 2017) – (LSN) The U.S. Forest Service is urging people to get outdoors and enjoy one of nature's most spectacular seasons as leaves of trees begin to change color over the coming weeks.
Shades of fall color have already begun to appear across the Superior National Forest. Leaves on trees this week average 20% of peak color right now, but fall color is highly variable depending on your location. Some areas are still green while other areas are at around 60 or 70% color. Most of the color is from moose maple and red maple trees, with some sugar maple. Almost none of the aspen or birch leaves have changed color yet.
Make your plans to visit today! In addition to a wide range of camping opportunities on the national forest, nearby businesses offer overnight options.
For the most current fall color reports, photos, and more see our website at www.fs.usda.gov/superior,
The Sawtooth Mountains Fall Color Tour in the Tofte Ranger District is made of four linked routes: Beaver Dam, Moose, Maple Leaf and Mountain View Drives Each is signed at intersections to help you follow the route. All work their way through sugar maples, moose maples, tamaracks, and birches for plenty of color usually over several weeks in the fall. A map is available as part of the Recreational Opportunity Guide for the tour, click here for a pdf copy of the guide with map. Drivers may also want to purchase a Forest Map that will show much more detail and allow you to explore different sections of the fall forest.