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, Sonora Pass and Antelope Valley are also lined with gold.
Fall Colors by Car:
Tioga Pass (Hwy. 120) climbs through dramatic and rugged Lee Vining Canyon, connecting the Great Basin landscapes with the high alpine meadows of Yosemite National Park. The June Lake Loop (Hwy. 158) is a gorgeous aspen-lined drive which links numerous lakes. Rock Creek Road is also a colorful drive, winding up to beautiful Rock Creek Lake (and tasty home-made desserts at Rock Creek Lake Resort).