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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: 9/11/2014

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

NORTHERN MONO COUNTY - WALKER/COLEVILLE/TOPAZ - Colors are starting to show in the Walker and Coleville areas of the county. While still lots of green to be seen in the area, patches of yellows and oranges can be seen in the groves of trees. Make sure to join the Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce for the first annual "Hiking the Valley" event September 25-28 and experience the beautoful change in color first hand!
Walker Canyon - 0-15% 
Towns of Walker/Coleville - 0-15%
Sonora Pass 0-15%

BRIDGEPORT/VIRGINIA LAKES - Patches of yellow are beginning to take off at Virginia Lakes and Conway Summit. Areas around Bridgeport and Green Creek are also starting to show signs of the changing seasons. Make sure to take advantage of this photographic time of year and save your spot in the Bodie Foundation Photographer's Day September 20 and October 18th at Bodie State Historic Park... perfect timing to catch some magnificent fall colors!
Twin Lakes - 0-15%   
Virginia Lakes - 0-15%
Conway Summit - 0-15%
Green Creek - 0-15% 
Summers Meadow - 0-15%

LEE VINING - Areas around Lee Vining, Tioga Pass and Lundy Canyon are just starting to show signs of turning. Stay connected with us here and on Facebook and Instagram for more updates!
Tioga Pass - 0-15%
Lundy Lake - 0-15%
Lundy Canyon Trail - 0-15%

JUNE LAKE LOOP - Hwy 158 and the June Lake Loop are just starting to show signs of color change! Get ready for some spectacular Fall Colors in the heart of the Eastern Sierra and celebrate by joining the town of June Lake at the June Lake Autumn Beer Festival, October 11th at Gull Lake Park!
June Lake Loop/Hwy 158 - 0-15%
Parker Lake - 0-15% 

MAMMOTH LAKES - Areas around town are starting to show signs of color change, especially in the Old Mammoth Road area. Up at higher elevations, patches of yellow can be seen but most of the landscape still remains in different shades of greens.
Lakes Basin - 0-15%
Laurel Canyon - 0-15% at the base; 0-15% at the top elevations 

CONVICT LAKE - Colors are starting to show around Convict Lake Resort but the area is still mostly shades of green. Some patches of yellow are creeping in to the scenery, so get to Convict Lake for some Fall Season Fishing!
Around resort/campgrounds – 0-15% 
Around Lake - 0-15% 
Convict Canyon – 0-15%

CROWLEY LAKE/McGEE CREEK - Some patches are visible in the McGee Creek area. Make sure to book your horseback ride with McGee Creek Pack Station through September and also check out the Eastside Bakery at McGee Creek Lodge!
McGee Creek Canyon - 0-15%
Around Crowley community - 0-15%

ROCK CREEK CANYON - Patches of color are starting to emerge in the Rock Creek area. While still mostly light greens, there are some shades of yellow becoming more visable throughout the landscape. And don't forget to stop by Pie in the Sky Cafe at Rock Creek Lakes Resort for delicious fresh fruit pies, cream pies and more before October 12!
Around Rock Creek Lake – 0-15%
Along the road - 0-15% 
Lower Rock Creek– 0-15%

BISHOP - Bishop's colors seem to be changing a bit quicker than here in Mono County. Sabrina Campground, Table Mountain Camp, Surveyors Meadow and the groves above Cardinal Village all seem to be 15-30% at this point. Aspendell, Mist Falls and the are around Bishop Creek Lodge, Lake Sabrina, North Lake and Weir Pond are all still at about 0-15%.
Town of Bishop – 0-15% 
Lake Sabrina- 0-15% 
South Fork & Bishop Creek– 0-15%

CURRENT PHOTOS FROM THIS SEASON:

McGee Creek Area, September 10, 2014

McGee Creek Pack Station, September 10, 2014

McGee Creek Area, September 10, 2014

Near Mt. Olsen, September 1, 2014

 

Rock Creek - September 1, 2014

Rock Creek - September 1, 2014

Parker Lake - September 1, 2014

Parker Lake - September 1, 2014