Updated 5/26/23

Mono County is experiencing isolated flooding. Please check road conditions prior to travel and be be mindful when driving: water is flowing over roadways, rocks or other debris may wash down with rain and snowmelt. Deer have also returned to the area and bears are awake - please watch for migrating wildlife and store your food properly! 

Spring is slowly creeping up in elevation in Mono County after an incredible record-setting winter and well above average snowfall. As the snow melts, conditions are changing quickly. Roads, campgrounds, hiking trails, lakes and streams, and other activities are starting to reopen and thaw out, but many are delayed due to snow and damage. Please see below for current Mono County road conditions, lakes and trails that are snow and ice free, waterfalls that are accessible to view, and a few things to keep in mind as you visit and recreate in Mono County this spring and summer. 

We will do our best to update this page at least bi-weekly. For questions and updates on activities not included here (like mountain biking, golf, horseback riding, etc.) please call us at (800) 845-7922 (Monday through Friday 8am-5pm) or email tourism@mono.ca.gov. Be sure to follow Mono County Tourism on social media at Facebook and Instagram for wildflower sightings and road-reopening announcements, too. 


These are general road conditions, mostly an update for roads that close seasonally. Please check Caltrans road conditions before travel. 

  • Monitor Pass (89) - open as of 5/12/23
  • June Lake Loop (158) - fully open as of 4/27/23
  • Highway 167 - open
  • Highway 6 - open
  • Highway 182 & NV 338 - open as of 5/24/23 Nevada Road Conditions 
  • Sonora Pass (108) - closed. Plowing is underway, estimated (not confirmed) to reopen early- to mid-June. 
  • Tioga Pass (120 W) - closed. Plowing is underway but no projected opening date yet. 
  • Highway 270 to Bodie State Historic Park - closed. Caltrans plowed to the dirt road, with widening and repair work underway (video). The dirt road and Park are still under a considerable amount of snow with flooding possible as it melts. No projected opening date at this time. Cottonwood Canyon Road status is unknown, but likely rough, damaged from flooding, possible flooding, and snow.  
  • Highway 120 E (Mono Mills to Benton) - open from Lee Vining and Benton.
  • Benton Crossing Road -  now open. Please drive slow through damaged areas. Signs are posted.
  • Highway 203 to Minaret Vista - closed. 
  • Highway 203 from Minaret Vista to Devils Postpile and Reds Meadow (aka Reds Meadow Road) - closed. Please check NPS./gov/depo for updates. 
  • Rock Creek Road is open to the Pack Station. Please be cautious and don't park in the roadway. 
  • Virginia Lakes Road is closed, no projected opening date. County crews are encountering snow drifts over 20 ft. high but hope to have it open by Memorial Day.
  • Cemetery Road in Lee Vining - Closed from the cemetery to Black Point Road (due to flooding).
  • Lundy Lake Road is open to the resort (resort is private property and closed, please do not approach buildings). 
  • Lake Mary Road and the Mammoth Lakes Basin - closed at Twin Lakes. 
  • Caltrans snow removal and emergency repair updates
  • Caltrans Road Information - look up by highway number. 
  • Weather and road conditions can change quickly any time of the year. Please always check Mono County weather and road conditions before travel in the Eastern Sierra. 


  • ICE FREE and accessible lakes: Crowley Lake, Convict Lake, June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake, Grant Lake, Bridgeport Reservoir, Upper and Lower Twin Lakes (Bridgeport), and Topaz Lake.
  • Creeks and streams are running high and fast. Be careful of flooding as temperatures rise and snowmelt increases. Additional information can be found at Ready.Mono.gov.


  • Inyo National Forest campground statuses can be found here - some are open, but many are delayed due to snow and damage.
  • Most campgrounds on the Bridgeport Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest are open. Please call the Bridgeport Ranger Station for current openings or visit recreation.gov for reservations.
  • Rock Creek Campgrounds - Tuff Campground and French Camp open 5/25/23. Campgrounds further up the canyon are not open yet. 
  • Most privately-owned RV parks in Mono County are also open and offer extra amenities like hook-ups.
  • Camp Like a Pro for updates, fire restrictions, and other camping information. 


  • Leavitt Falls - will be accessible to view once Sonora Pass (108) reopens. 
  • Horsetail Falls in June Lake - this waterfall can be seen from the June Lake Loop (158) and points along the road. 
  • Twin Falls in Mammoth Lakes - this waterfall can be seen from the Twin Falls parking area off Lake Mary Road, and from the Tamarack Lodge area. There is significant snow around the lake, and some of the lake is still frozen. Use caution walking around the lake, and do not go on the ice. 
  • Rainbow Falls - this area is not accessible due to snow (Reds Meadow Road is closed). Please check NPS./gov/depo for updates. 
  • Flowers are blooming! Additional information on wildflowers and waterfalls can be found here


Lower elevation hikes that are now snow-free:

Please call or stop by a local visitor center/ranger station for additional trail information and maps. 

Skiing & Snowboarding

Weather & Advisories

More Information

For free Mono County visitor guide by mail (or digital download) and to sign-up for our e-newsletter, please click here. For additional updates on activities around Mammoth Lakes, see Visit Mammoth's Activity and Road Updates page