Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 23, 2019

Mono County Fall Color 10/23/19

Fall Colors in Mono County – Mono County Tourism 

October 23, 2019: Peak to past peak will be the theme in Mono County over the next several days. Lots of color to still be found with the majority of destinations rapidly approaching past peak.

Crowley Lake, Lower Lee Vining Canyon, Lower Rock Creek from US 395 to Paradise and Antelope Valley are the only four locations that fall into the 75-100% GO NOW category. These late achiever destinations will be vibrant for the next 7-10 days with Antelope Valley and the towns of Walker, Coleville and Topaz having the only shot to make it into November.

The June Lake Loop, Twin Lakes Bridgeport, Lundy Canyon, and Convict Lake are all mostly past peak with groves of vibrant color that might be gone by Monday. We would put all these locations at 100% with the weekend being the last opportunity to find a few peaking trees.

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Next week will be our last report of the season. Enjoy the last few remnants of fall in the Eastern Sierra!

WALKER / COLEVILLE / TOPAZ

Monitor Pass (8,314′) – past peak
West Walker River, Walker, Coleville and Topaz (5,200′) – 75-100% Go Now!– Mostly past peak along the West Walker River. The best peak colors will be found in Antelope Valley and the towns of Walker, Coleville and Topaz. Mill Canyon Road was still hanging on as of today but should be past peak by the weekend.
Sonora Pass (9,623′) – past peak.

BRIDGEPORT / VIRGINIA LAKES
Twin Lakes (7,000′) – 100% – Vibrant color here over the weekend with sections of past peak along Robinson Creek and around the lake.
Virginia Lakes (9,819’) – Past Peak.
Conway Summit (8,143) – past peak
Summers Meadow (7,200′) – Past peak

LEE VINING
Tioga Pass (9,943′) – past peak.
Lee Vining Canyon (6,781′) – 75-100% GO NOW! – The best color can be found closer to Lee Vining, around the town and down into Mono Lake.
Lundy Lake & Canyon (7,858′) – 100% – Mostly past peak with the best color in the campground and closer to US 395.

BENTON & 120 EAST
Sagehen Summit (8,139’) – Past peak.

JUNE LAKE LOOP
June Lake Loop/Hwy 158 (7,654′) – 100% Mostly past peak at Gull Lake and Silver Lake but still a lot of vibrant color around Grant Lake. Worth the drive over the next few days but could be gone by Monday.

MAMMOTH LAKES
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Mammoth Lakes Basin (8,996′) – Past Peak

CROWLEY LAKE/McGEE CREEK/CONVICT LAKE
McGee Creek Canyon (8,600’) – past peak
Around Crowley community (6,781′) – 75-100% GO NOW! Great color around the community and Toms Place right now!
Convict Lake (7850′) – 100% – Mostly past peak but decent color in sections around the lake and in the campground.

ROCK CREEK CANYON
Rock Creek Road (9,600’) – 75-100% GO NOW! Upper Rock Creek road from Tom’s Place is completely past peak. Take the Lower Rock Creek Road from US 395 down to Paradise for the last remaining color in the region.

Click HERE to download our Fall Color Guide & Map!


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