autumn leaf color in the mountains

Come See The Show! Leaf Peeping in the High Sierra

autumn leaf color in the mountains

Come See The Show! Leaf Peeping in the High Sierra

We’re at or approaching peak fall color here in the High Sierra. Now that the heat of summer has past, it’s a glorious time to visit us here in Bridgeport for some leaf peeping. In this post, we’re highlighting some of the areas within an easy drive, where you can go to see Nature’s stunning annual show. All it’ll cost you is the price of a tank of gas and an afternoon, to witness the best our lovely wilderness has to offer!

Mono County Fall Color Report

This is the best site to visit if you only have time for one reference about our area’s leaf peeping. Updated weekly, it gives you tips on the best places to go to see the most spectacular autumn foliage. It calls out major areas with a percentage of peak description. As a bonus, it lists:

  • Hike of the Week – for those who like to take in their color on foot
  • Drive of the Week – for those who don’t have time or the inclination to hike but still want to see a magnificent show
  • Upcoming events – For those who like a little sideshow with their leaf peeping

Where to Find Fall Color in the Eastern Sierras

This is a great article over at California Crossings, about 22 forested locations along California’s State Highway 395 corridor, where you’ll find a diverse array of lovely leaves. It offers leaf peeping tips on

  • planning your trip
  • how to reach the area, and
  • locations ranked by elevation

along with

  • a fall color map
  • places to stay
  • road trip essentials

Fall Colors in California

The folks over at Explore Now or Never offer this great little tour of ten spectacular leaf peeping places to see this year. Each location receives star treatment, with

  • an overview
  • special visitor tips
  • photography tips
  • directions
  • where to stay along the way

Whichever sites you decide to visit, let it whet your appetite for some scrumptious fall color, and make Bridgeport your home base in one of our clean, modern trailers set up just for you!

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