Spectacular Fall Colors and Fun Fall Events

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Happy Fall!

Mono County, with its impressive range of elevations (from 5,000 feet to nearly 12,000 feet), typically has the longest fall foliage period of California’s 58 counties. But, timing is crucial – start planning now and don’t miss the show.

The wait for fall colors is finally over. Mono County is just getting started with the best color currently near Big and Little Virginia Lakes. Other locations that are starting to progress include Rock Creek Road, Sagehen Summit, Tioga Pass, Convict Lake, McGee Canyon and the Mammoth Lakes Basin.

Check out and bookmark this fall color report page that was just updated on 9/27/23 for details. This page will be updated every Wednesday by 5pm throughout the season.

Fall in Mono County creates a spellbinding contrast of colors for a brilliant backdrop for scenic drives, hikes, fishing, kayaking, cycling, ATVing, horseback riding, events and more.

Request a free copy of the Eastern Sierra Fall Color Map and Mono County Visitor Guide, check our Fall viewing FAQ, and give us a call at 800-845-7922 with any questions.





Upcoming Events


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Click here for the entire events calendar


Please remember to Leave No Trace and always mind your Mountain Manners.

Please do not park in the middle of the road to take pictures. Use a designated pullout or parking area. Do not park on vegetation.

Lundy Canyon- The road is narrow with limited sight distance on curves, few pullouts to safely park on, and limited bathrooms facilities. We encourage visitors to park at the Lundy Canyon Trailhead parking lot for their fall colors or walking the road from a pull out to their desired location. Alternative parking locations include the boat launch near the Lundy Lake resort, and the parking lot at Lundy Lake dam which has a vault toilet building.

Sagehen Peak/ Sagehen Meadows Road- Limited parking and no bathrooms or trash services available in this location. Make sure your vehicle is not blocking the road when you are finding a place to park your vehicle. Do not park on vegetation.

June Lake Loop- Hwy 158 is a narrow road from Silver Lake past Grant Lake. Be especially careful not to park on the road in this section and drive slowly as there is not much room for error. This is also a major crossing area for wildlife.

Get a Map, Grab a Beer, Earn a Patch!


The Eastern Sierra Ale Trail stretches from Bishop to Bridgeport along US 395.

How it works: Have each brewery stamp the map. Start anywhere, end anywhere. Once you’ve visited all six locations, submit your completed map at any brewery for an Eastern Sierra Ale Trail patch.


Please always check Weather & Road Conditions before traveling to Mono County.

We all have the great responsibility to care for the Eastern Sierra – please be sure to bring your Mountain Manners.

Request a free copy of the Mono County Visitor Guide, Mono County Fishing Map, and Eastern Sierra Fall Color Map here.

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