Fall colors peak at Mammoth Lakes

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA – The mountains of the eastern Sierra Nevada appear golden, crimson and orange as the peak of autumn paints over Mammoth Lakes in October.

Mammoth Lakes Tourism’s Patrick Griley ventured to Conway Pass, Virginia Lakes, June Lakes and Lundy Lakes around the middle of the month to capture the prime time basin. Here’s a look at what he saw firsthand:

Col Conway

(Photo credit: Patrick Griley/Mammoth Lakes Tourism)
The Conway Pass is pictured in the fall.
(Photo credit: Patrick Griley/Mammoth Lakes Tourism)

Virginia Lakes

Virginia Lakes is photographed in the fall.
(Photo credit: Patrick Griley/Mammoth Lakes Tourism)
Virginia Lakes is photographed in the fall.
(Photo credit: Patrick Griley/Mammoth Lakes Tourism)

June lakes

June Lakes is pictured in the fall.
(Photo credit: Patrick Griley/Mammoth Lakes Tourism)
June Lakes is pictured in the fall.
(Photo credit: Patrick Griley/Mammoth Lakes Tourism)

Lundy Lakes

Lundy Lakes is pictured in the fall.
(Photo credit: Patrick Griley/Mammoth Lakes Tourism)
Lundy Lakes is pictured in the fall.
(Photo credit: Patrick Griley/Mammoth Lakes Tourism)

Anyone looking to have some fun with the fall foliage should head to the mountain before the color-changing season ends. According to Visit Mammoth, fall colors typically end at lower elevations in early November. This resource guide can help visitors plan ahead.

Visit Mammoth suggests experiencing the fall colors on the water by kayaking or hiking.

Carol N. Valencia