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Experience Autumn in Mammoth Lakes

Fall in the Mammoth Lakes area is an unreal time of year. The Eastern Sierra region is laced with rugged canyons carved by rushing streams which are home to groves of aspens that produce some of the finest fall color viewing anywhere. We bet you didn’t even know there was fall color in California! You can even find gorgeous fall colors right in Mammoth Lakes. Check out these top fall color viewing spots easily accessible from town.

Deciduous trees in the Eastern Sierra tend to grow close to water sources, so the tree-lined lakes and creeks in the Mammoth Lakes Basin are perfect for spotting fall colors when the weather gets cold. Relax next to one of the drive-accessible lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin or hike to one of the many alpine lakes from trailheads in this area. The higher in elevation, the sooner the leaves will start to turn, so plan to hit high elevation lakes early in the season and work your way down in elevation as the temperatures get cooler.

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Photo by Dakota Snider


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