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Fall Colors in Mammoth Lakes, CA

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The seasons are changing yet again in Mammoth. The days are still warm but the nights are getting cold and crisp. But the most noticeable sign that the seasons are changing is the of course the leaves. People come from all around to visit the Mammoth area in the Fall to enjoy the beautiful foliage. In addition to taking in the majestic scenery other activities are bountiful. Trout fishing season goes long into fall, right up to November 15th. Of course there is always year round fishing on Hot Creek, Walker River and Owens River. Mammoth Mountain opens November 8th so for many people Autumn skiing and snowboarding will be the preferred activity. Alaska Airlines fall service runs Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday through November when it goes back to daily operations for the winter season. Book your airline tickets then head over to www.VisitMammoth.com/Special-Offers for great deals on fall and winter lodging packages.

Enjoying The Fall Colors

Fall Colors in Mammoth Lakes, CASherwin Creek Campground is the closest spot to Mammoth Lakes that will have some truly spectacular early fall foliage. Sherwin Creek Campground features a woodland landscape in a forest of brilliant yellow Aspen groves mixed with majestic pines. Because Sherwin Creek is so close to Mammoth and so easily accessible it is one of the most popular places to enjoy the changing seasons. The great views of nearby mountains make Sherwin Creek a perfect first stop.

Fall Colors in Mammoth Lakes, CAReds Meadow Area featuring Devil’s Postpile National Monument is another nearby place to enjoy the fall colors. Here you will also see the beautiful Rainbow Falls and the San Joaquin River and see rows of old aspen groves. Just follow Minaret Road to Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge (Road access fee beyond Minaret Vista. Call 760-934-5500 for more information.). If you do make the trip out to the Reds Meadow Area, be safe, have fun and enjoy the beautiful foliage.

McGee Creek Canyon Fall ColorsMcGee Creek Canyon is only 10 miles south of Mammoth Lakes off of Hwy 395. While there you can observe some fall colors from your vehicle but McGee Creek Canyon is best seen on foot. In addition to taking in the colors of fall you will get to enjoy one of the best nature hikes in the Mammoth area. It is a fairly long and somewhat strenuous hike but you will be rewarded with magnificent views of Red and White Mountain.

June Lake Loop Fall FoliageJune Lake Loop is 20 miles north of Mammoth Lakes off Hwy 395. Well known to many people who live in or visit Mammoth June Lake Loop is a great scenic drive any time of the year. During the fall you can take in the view which consists of yellow Aspens, Lakes and Mountains. From June Lake to Gull Lake, Silver Lake and Grant Lake, you will definitely enjoy this fall foliage experience.

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