Fall in the Eastern Sierra is amazing — the colors are to die for. If you haven’t had the chance to explore yet, we’re giving you a helping hand. Below is the Eastern Sierra Fall Color Guide and where to go for the best colors.
eastern sierra fall color guide
With over 100 lakes and streams, world-class trout fishing, miles of groomed hiking trails, kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking, golfing, camping, and home to one of the world’s largest ski resorts – Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes seems to have it all.
No matter the season, there is always some kind of outdoor activity to do, young or old.
With Fall upon us, Mammoth Lakes is just going to get more beautiful. I can’t wait for the changing leaf colors, the holiday lights that will soon start appearing, and all the skiers bundled up as they come and go from a day of skiing.
To see all the Fall Colors in their splendor, download VisitMammoth.com’s fall color guide: http://explore.visitmammoth.com/download-your-fall-colors-pocket-guide/.
Take to the sky to photograph the fall colors from above on a scenic helicopter ride with SkyTime Helicopter Tours.
Yosemite National Park
Fall is the perfect time to visit neighboring Yosemite National Park to see the changing-leaves season, not often captured on camera. The Entrance to the park is only 45 minutes away and in the fall you’ll practically have the park to yourself. Please note: The Tioga Pass road entrance to the park (access from Mammoth Lakes) is open typically through October unless it’s an early snow year. Please check road conditions prior to arrival.
On the Web
CaliforniaFallColor.com: Updated fall color reports from across the state.
Fall Colors Within 30 Minutes of Mammoth Lakes
Here is a great article on fly fishing tips for fall: http://explore.visitmammoth.com/fly-fishing-tips-for-fall-in-the-high-sierra/
Be sure to check out my Mammoth Lakes Resources page for links to everything from weather and visitor’s guides to upcoming events.