Longtime Spearfish Canyon observer Jerry Boyer annually follows and predicts the peak of fall foliage colors in the canyon. Here are his predictions this year via friend Shari Kosel -
Unlike last year's early arrival, there are only scattered yellows on the canyon floor...typical for a last August. As the attached color chart shows,next week should herald the beginning of the Autumn rhapsody.
In the past twenty years, Peaks have occurred almost equally in the days between September 25 and October 3.
THIS YEAR'S PEAK MAY BE IN OCTOBER DUE TO THE PLENTIFUL MOISTURE.