U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Mexico
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 10-19-2018, 07:47 PM
 
5 posts, read 1,907 times
Reputation: 15

Advertisements

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!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-21-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: New Mexico via Ohio via Indiana
1,624 posts, read 1,580,047 times
Reputation: 2578
Quote:
Originally Posted by RawheaD View Post
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.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2018, 09:35 PM
 
5 posts, read 1,907 times
Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by kpl1228 View Post
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
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2018, 09:39 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
26,517 posts, read 45,059,107 times
Reputation: 30958
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: http://www.city-data.com/forum/albuq...l-foliage.html

Last edited by Poncho_NM; 10-21-2018 at 09:52 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico
336 posts, read 286,897 times
Reputation: 474
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.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
4,273 posts, read 7,711,918 times
Reputation: 3666
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oregon Bill View Post
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
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
17,141 posts, read 19,884,360 times
Reputation: 35813
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.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-05-2018, 01:51 AM
 
5 posts, read 1,907 times
Reputation: 15
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
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-05-2019, 12:01 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
26,517 posts, read 45,059,107 times
Reputation: 30958


IMG_7360 1024 by Ricardo, on Flickr. Rio Grande. Rio Rancho Bosque, New Mexico. October 15th 2012. Not 2018, but
you get the idea...

Other Threads:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/albuq...l-foliage.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/albuq...q-biopark.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/albuq...se-garden.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-m...where-see.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/albuq...-pictures.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/albuq...here-when.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/albuq...l-foliage.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/santa...-national.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-m...uthern-nm.html


Last edited by Poncho_NM; 01-05-2019 at 12:51 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Mexico
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top