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Mono County Fall Colors



Visit one of America's Best Fall Foliage Forests!
Mono County and the surrounding Eastern Sierra provide the best show of glowing golden-orange-crimson fall colors in the western United States. Our natural landscape in the Eastern Sierra, where rugged granite canyons are carved by rushing streams and framed by an azure sky, offers a spellbinding contrast of colors during autumn. Travel to Rock Creek, Mammoth Lakes, the June Lake Loop, Yosemite (Tioga Pass), Lundy Canyon,  Bridgeport, Sonora Pass and beyond to see fall colors at their finest.

Click HERE to download our Fall Color Guide & Map

BEST MONO COUNTY FALL COLOR VIEWING SPOTS:
Particularly good hot spots are the Lee Vining and Lundy Canyon area near Mono Lake and Yosemite, Rock Creek south of Mammoth Lakes, McGee Creek, Convict Lake, and the June Lake Loop.  Around Bridgeport, you won't want to miss Virginia Lakes, Twin Lakes and the Conway Summit.  The West Walker River and Antelope Valley are also lined with gold.

Fall Colors by Foot: Day hikes in Lundy Canyon, McGee Creek or Rock Creek Canyon are sure to impress. Stop by one of the region's Visitor Centers to get directions and maps.

Fall Colors by Car: Tioga Pass (Route 120) climbs through dramatic and rugged Lee Vining Canyon, connecting the Great Basin landscapes with the high alpine meadows of Yosemite. The June Lake Loop (Hwy. 158) is a gorgeous aspen-lined drive which links numerous lakes.  Rock Creek Road is also a colorful drive -- be sure to stop by Rock Creek Lakes Resort for home-made pie!

CURRENT FALL COLOR REPORT - Check here for fall color updates, week by week. We try and describe by percentages how close the fall color hot spots are to "peak" and full color.  So 0-15% is still mostly green, lime green with some yellow.  Of course, 80-100% will be at peak with colors ranging from bright yellow, golds, oranges and reds. 

Last updated: 10/28/13 - A large wind storm blew through Mono County last night effectively ending the 2013 fall color viewing season. Thank you for all your photo submissions and color reports. See you next year!


Stay tuned and check our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute reports or visit www.californiafallcolors.com

  • NORTHERN MONO COUNTY - WALKER/COLEVILLE/TOPAZ
    Walker Canyon - 0% 
    Towns of Walker/Coleville - 0%
    Sonora Pass 0%

  • BRIDGEPORT/VIRGINIA LAKES 
    Twin Lakes - 0%   
    Virginia Lakes - 0%
    Conway Summit - 0%
    Green Creek - 0% 
    Summers Meadow - 0%

  • LEE VINING  
    Tioga Pass - 0%
    Lundy Lake - 0% 
    Lundy Canyon Trail - 0%

  • JUNE LAKE LOOP
    June Lake Loop/Hwy 158 - 0%
    Parker Lake -0% 

  • MAMMOTH LAKES
    Lakes Basin - 0%
    Laurel Canyon - 0% at the base; 0% at the top elevations 

  • CONVICT LAKE
    Around resort/campgrounds – 0% 
    Around Lake - 0% 
    Convict Canyon – 0%

  • CROWLEY LAKE/McGEE CREEK
    McGee Creek Canyon - 0%
    Around Crowley community - 0%

  • ROCK CREEK CANYON
    Around Rock Creek Lake - 0%
    Along the road - 0%
    Lower Rock Creek -0%
  • BISHOP
    Town of Bishop -0%
    Lake Sabrina - 0%
    South Fork & Bishop Creek - 0%

CURRENT PHOTOS FROM THIS SEASON:

June Lake Loop October 24th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

June Lake Loop October 24th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

June Lake Loop October 24th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

June Lake Loop October 24th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

Lee Vining Canyon October 24th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

 

Lee Vining Canyon October 24th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

Walker River Canyon October 20th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

Topaz Lake October 20th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

Little Walker Lake October 14th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

Silver Lake October 12th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

Lundy Lake October 14th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

Lundy Lake Road October 14th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

June Lake Loop October 13th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

US 395 north of Lee Vining October 14th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

Carson Peak - October 10th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

Silver Lake - October 10th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

Gull Lake - October 10th 2013 Photo: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism

Lundy Lake - October 8th 2013 Photo: Susan Johnson

Convict Lake October 5th 2013 Photo Credit: Jeff Simpson - Mono County Tourism

Conway Summit October 6th 2013 Photo Daniel Peak Photography

Convict Lake October 6th 2013 Photo: Susan Morning Photography

Summers Meadow October 2nd, 2013 Photo: Jeff Simpson - Mono County Tourism

Summers Meadow October 2nd, 2013 Photo: Jeff Simpson - Mono County Tourism

Summers Meadow October 2nd, 2013 Photo: Jeff Simpson - Mono County Tourism

Gull Lake October 2nd, 2013 Photo: Jeff Simpson - Mono County Tourism

South side of Conway Summit October 2nd, 2013 Photo: Jeff Simpson - Mono County Tourism

McGee Creek Canyon September 29th 2013 Photo Greg Newbery

Lundy Canyon Trail September 29th, 2013 Photo: Foxey Designs

Lundy Canyon Trail September 29th, 2013 Photo: Foxey Designs

Rock Creek Lake - September 26th 2013 Photo: Ethan James/Mono County Tourism

Green Creek Road near Bridgeport, September 22nd, 2013 Photo Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism

Green Creek Road near Bridgeport, September 22nd, 2013 Photo Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism

Green Creek Road near Bridgeport, September 22nd, 2013 Photo Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism

Rock Creek Lake, September 22nd, 2013 Photo Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism

Rock Creek Lake, September 22nd, 2013 Photo Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism

Green Creek Road near Bridgeport, September 22nd, 2013 Photo Alicia Vennos/Mono County Tourism


Upper Rock Creek Road, Sept. 18, 2013 - Photo: Ethan James, Mono County Tourism


Virginia Lakes (Lower Creek Road 139), Sept. 16/13 - Photo: Carolyn Webb, Virginia Lakes Resort

Mammoth Rock Trail in Mammoth Lakes, September 15th 2013 Photo: Mono County Tourism

Rock Creek September 12th, 2013 Photo: Donna Mercer

Rock Creek September 12th, 2013 Photo: Dona Mercer

Rock Creek September 12th, 2013 Photo: Dona Mercer

PHOTOS FROM PAST SEASONS:
A picture is worth a thousand words...Here are some scenes from previous fall seasons in Mono County!

Lundy Canyon, near Lee Vining

June Lake Loop October 25th 2012. Photo: Ralph lockhart, Double Eagle Resort & Spa

June Lake October 24th, 2012. Photo: Lynn Morton, Sierra Crest Real Estate

June Lake Loop October 23rd, 2012. Photo: Nicholas Barnhart

June Lake Loop October 23rd, 2012. Photo: Nicholas Barnhart


Grant Lake, October 17, 2012

Convict Lake Oct. 9th 2012 Photo: David Polm



Rock Creek Lake, Sept. 30, 2012



Lundy Canyon Trail, above beaver pond - Sept. 29, 2012


June Lake Loop (Hwy. 158)
 

View from Conway Summit along scenic US 395, between Lee Vining and Bridgeport


Silver Lake along the June Lake Loop (Hwy 158), courtesy of Rob Bohning Photography


Mammoth Lakes Fall Color