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.
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CURRENT FALL COLOR REPORT
Welcome Leaf Peepers! This is our first report for the 2018 season. We will update this page every Wednesday throughout the season until every leaf has fallen in Mono County.
September 11, 2018: It's been "sandals, t-shirt & beach weather" for this first half of September here in Mono County. Along with a few afternoon rain showers, the warmer temps have been keeping the meadows and aspen forests quite lush and green. Cooler temperatures are promised this week and should result in a bit more color change this weekend. It's still too early for any significant color change, but high elevation destinations like Rock Creek Lake, Tioga Pass, Virginia Lakes, Sonora Pass and Monitor Pass will be your best bet to see a few yellow leaves. Keep your eye out for Sagehen Summit as it is usually one of the first places in the Eastern Sierra to have peak color.
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0-10% - Just Starting
10-50% - Patchy
50-75% - Near Peak (Go Now!)
75-100% - Peaking (GO NOW!)
Past Peak - (You Missed It)
WALKER / COLEVILLE / TOPAZ
Monitor Pass (8,314') - 0-10% Just Starting
Lobdell Lake Road (8,600') - Area is currently closed due to the Boot Fire.
Walker Canyon (5,200') - 0%
Towns of Walker & Coleville - 0%
Sonora Pass (9,623') - 0-10% Just Starting
BRIDGEPORT / VIRGINIA LAKES
Twin Lakes (7,000') - 0%
Virginia Lakes (9,819’) 0-10% Just Starting
Conway Summit (8,143) - 0%
Summers Meadow (7,200') - 0%
Tioga Pass (9,943') 0-10% Just Starting
Lee Vining Canyon (6,781') - 0%
Lundy Lake & Canyon (7,858') -0%
BENTON & 120 EAST
Sagehen Summit (8,139’) 0-10% Just Starting
JUNE LAKE LOOP
June Lake Loop/Hwy 158 (7,654') 0%
Parker Lake (8,000') 0%
CROWLEY LAKE/McGEE CREEK/CONVICT LAKE
McGee Creek Canyon (8,600’) 0%
Around Crowley community (6,781') 0%
Convict Lake (7850') 0%
ROCK CREEK CANYON
Rock Creek Road (9,600’) - 0-10% Just Starting