California’s Eastern Sierra

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.

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Fall Colors in Mono County

FALL COLOR REPORT

September 18, 2020: The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has re-opened. The Inyo National Forest closure has been extended until Thursday, September 24, 2020 at which point it will be reassessed (ended or extended). There is no fall color report at this time due to wildfire smoke - we will update this page as soon as locations have re-opened and conditions have improved. Please check each agency's website for up-to-date information:

Guide:
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%
West Walker River, Walker, Coleville and Topaz (5,200') - 0%
Sonora Pass (9,623') - 0%

BRIDGEPORT / VIRGINIA LAKES

Twin Lakes (7,000') - 0%
Virginia Lakes (9,819’) - 0%
Conway Summit (8,143) - 0%
Summers Meadow (7,200') - 0%

LEE VINING 

Tioga Pass (9,943') - 0%
Lee Vining Canyon (6,781') - 0%
Lundy Lake & Canyon (7,858') - 0%

BENTON & 120 EAST 

Sagehen Summit (8,139’) - 0%

JUNE LAKE LOOP

June Lake Loop/Hwy 158 (7,654') - 0%

MAMMOTH LAKES

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Mammoth Lakes Basin (8,996') - 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%

Essential Mono County