Mono County Fall Color Report
FALL COLOR REPORT
CURRENT FALL COLOR REPORT – September 14, 2022: IT’S HAPPENING! The first changes of the 2022 fall color season are just starting in the highest elevations of Mono County. Generally changes start in the higher elevations, above the 10,000′, with the best colors found first at Virginia lakes, Rock Creek Road, Lobdell Lake Road and Sagehen Summit. Each of these destinations are just getting started and currently in the 0-10% range, but with cooler temperatures predicted this weekend, the color change should quickly progress through September.
We will update this report every Wednesday for the remainder of the season. If you’re new to fall colors in Mono County you can view images from previous years to get an idea of timing for all locations and elevations, and download our Fall Color Map to help navigate all the fall color hot spots in the Eastern Sierra.
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%
Lobdell Lake Road (9,274′) – 0-10% Just starting along the road with the best color being found just below the lake.
BRIDGEPORT / VIRGINIA LAKES
Twin Lakes (7,000′) – 0%
Virginia Lakes (9,819’) – 0-10% Decent changes at both Little and Big Virginia Lakes. Take a hike to Red Lake or any of the other trails for the best chances for color. Please remember to be respectful of your parking locations along the road and don’t block entrances to private residences.
Conway Summit (8,143) – 0%
Summers Meadow (7,200′) – 0%
Tioga Pass (9,943′) – 0%
Lee Vining Canyon (6,781′) – 0%
Lundy Lake & Canyon (7,858′) – 0%
BENTON & 120 EAST
Sagehen Summit (8,139’) – 0-10% Progressing nicely and is usually the first location in California to have peak colors.
JUNE LAKE LOOP
June Lake Loop/Hwy 158 (7,654′) – 0%
MAMMOTH LAKES – Follow Mammoth Lakes Tourism for the most up-to-date information in Mammoth Lakes VisitMammoth.com
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’) – 0-10% – Just starting at the lake level and higher elevations. The best color will be on the trails heading higher in elevation.
(From Mono County Tourism)