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The colors are just starting here in the high country! The Bishop area is one of those places where fall colors spread over a couple of months as they start up at the upper elevations (above 10,000’) and move down into the Owens Valley (roughly 4,000’). We have predominantly aspen trees in the high country and in the valley lots of cottonwoods and silver maples. Please visit our fall colors page for more information about where to see the fall colors around here. 

We’ve had a windy few days, after some rain last week. Slightly cooler temps make for perfect days down in the Owens Valley or up in Bishop Creek Canyon. Pick your path!

Guide:
0-10% – Just Starting
10-50% – Patchy
50-75% – Near Peak (Go Now!)
75-100% – Peaking (GO NOW!)
Past Peak – (You Missed It)

Highway 168 West (up to Bishop Creek Canyon)

No colors to report in the lower part of the canyon. – 0%

Intake 2 (8,200’)

No colors to report here. – 0%

Aspendale/Cardinal Village (8,409’) 

No colors to report. The aspen trees are still green.  – 0%

Highway168 at the North Lake turnoff

The only oranges to report are here. There is a small patch of oranges and reds just off the road. 10%

North Lake (9,225’)

Surprisingly, there were a few yellow leaves at the bottom of the road up to North Lake. Up at North Lake, the aspen are just starting to have a hint of yellow on the far side of the lake and along the hillsides. Most of the willows along the road near the lake are dry and yellow/brown. This area will be a place to keep a close eye on. – 5%

North Lake Campground (9,350’)

Although this is at a higher elevation than North Lake, there are no colors to report at the campground, but there are a few colors starting on the road between North Lake and the campground. – 5%

Lake Sabrina (9,130’)

There are some hints of yellow on the hills on the south side of the lake. – 5%

South Lake Road @ Four Jeffrey Campground (8,300’)

Yellows are starting – 5%

South Lake Road along the South Fork of Bishop Creek

Lots of yellows in the willows down along the road to South Lake.
Yellows on the south hillside before Table Mountain Group Campsite (8,860’)
Yellows up high just past the Table Mountain bridge.  – 10%

Tyee Trailhead (9,055’)

Some yellow just starting – 10%

Weir Pond (9,650’)

Hints of yellow – 10%

South Lake (9,700’)

Very little color here. Nothing in the parking lot, nor around the lake. – 0%

In the Owens Valley/in Bishop (4,000’)

Some of the cottonwoods and other deciduous trees are getting some yellows – 15%

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Owens Valley Cruisers Fall Colors Car Show

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Friday Night Markets

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Bishop Country Club Golf Tournament

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Laws Biannual Choo Choo Swap Meet

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Lone Pine Film Festival

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Ventura County Motorcycle Club Dual Sport Rally

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COSA Monthly Bird Walk

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Pre-Colonial Nüümü(Paiute People) Agricultural Practices & Irrigation Systems of the Payahuunadü (Owens Valley) Seminar

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Bishop Country Club Golf Tournament

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Upper Owens River Stewardship Event

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Eastern Sierra History Conference

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Multiple Perspectives on California Wildfires

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Bishop Country Club Golf Tournament

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