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Old 10-19-2018, 07:47 PM
 
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Hi all, just joined.

We moved out here (Albuquerque) last year from Boston and I'm missing the New England foliage. However, I do know there's some beautiful yellows around here. I took a half day trip to Fourth of July Canyon today, which was not bad. I want to do a bit more this weekend, and I was wondering if anybody knew where it's currently peaking (as of Oct. 19, 2018) in aspen and other yellows. A day-trip is what I have in mind, probably on Sunday (Oct. 21). Any suggestions? (I'm assuming the Enchanted Circle might be past peak?).

Thanks!!
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: New Mexico via Ohio via Indiana
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Hi all, just joined.

We moved out here (Albuquerque) last year from Boston and I'm missing the New England foliage. However, I do know there's some beautiful yellows around here. I took a half day trip to Fourth of July Canyon today, which was not bad. I want to do a bit more this weekend, and I was wondering if anybody knew where it's currently peaking (as of Oct. 19, 2018) in aspen and other yellows. A day-trip is what I have in mind, probably on Sunday (Oct. 21). Any suggestions? (I'm assuming the Enchanted Circle might be past peak?).

Thanks!!
I was going to recommend Fourth of July. Kind of the under-the-radar go-to.
I'd also recommend the area around Mt. Taylor near Grants, in the Cibola National Forest. Especially the forest service road (forget which one) that takes you up up up. You'll see aspens for sure. Bring a jacket.
But you're right, nothing like New England for this, though NM certainly has other charms. This is the time of year I miss living back east the most.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:35 PM
 
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I was going to recommend Fourth of July. Kind of the under-the-radar go-to.
I'd also recommend the area around Mt. Taylor near Grants, in the Cibola National Forest. Especially the forest service road (forget which one) that takes you up up up. You'll see aspens for sure. Bring a jacket.
But you're right, nothing like New England for this, though NM certainly has other charms. This is the time of year I miss living back east the most.

Thanks!! I'll see if I can check out Mt. Taylor in the next couple days
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:39 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Guide to Fall Leaves in and around Albuquerque: https://albuquerque.citymomsblog.com...d-albuquerque/

Fall shows off New Mexico’s brilliant foliage: https://www.abqjournal.com/1063692/f...t-foliage.html

Fall Colors in New Mexico: https://www.newmexico.org/fall-events/fall-colors/

Thread: New Mexico Fall Foliage

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Old 10-22-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Not a day trip by any means, but I have been advised that the canyon colors in the southern end of the Guadalupe Ranger District in the Lincoln National Forest comes alive this time of year. Lots of maples in the mix.
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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Lots of maples in the mix.

There is a grove of maples just NW of the town limit in Cloudcroft on what is designated as the Osha Trail.
I was just thinking of them as I saw this photo in the Ruidoso News:

Red Maple planting
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I went paddling on the Rio Grande, just north of Albuquerque from Algodones to Corrales, the other day and the cottonwoods and willows were surprisingly vibrant, shimmering golden yellow. Combined with the migrating cranes, it was magnificent.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:51 AM
 
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Thanks all for your input; I've been down with bronchitis or something for the last week and haven't had the chance to go out, and now I'm off to New England again for work for the next 5 days I'll keep all these places in mind though for next year
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Old Today, 12:01 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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IMG_7360 1024 by Ricardo, on Flickr. Rio Grande. Rio Rancho Bosque, New Mexico. October 15th 2012. Not 2018, but
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