June Lake Fall Colors – October Sierra Getaway

I took a memorable eastern Sierra fall color tour during late October. This popular recreational lake was as far south as I made it on this trip. Here are some photos of June Lake fall colors I captured.

Autumn grasses at June Lake Shore
Autumn at June Lake

The Lake is located just north of more touristy Mammoth Lakes. I drove the June Lake Loop, photographing the changing leaf colors along the way.

Lakeside Aspens - June Lake Fall Colors, California
Lakeside Aspens

While I might not rate this area as high as other eastern Sierra fall color destinations, it is quite beautiful. Also more developed with amenities people might be interested in. The lake offers fishing, boating, and of course, hiking.

Tourists while driving - Lakeside Aspens,  June Lake Fall Colors
The Drive In

It’s not just the aspens along the lake, I actually noticed some scenic fall color stretched on the drive south to get here as well.

Shoreline hiking trail in aspen trees
Hiking Trail

Although I didn’t spend too much time at June Lake, I did make it a point to take a quick hike with a picnic.

Yellow Canopy Leaves & White Aspens Trunks - June Lake Fall Colors
Yellow Canopy Leaves & White Trunks

Overall, I do think leaf peepers will enjoy visiting. I had some surprisingly good Mexican food in town, and do keep in mind that June Lake Brewing Co is (obviously) based there.

Golden Light Through Golden Leaves - aspen hiking trail
Golden Light Through Golden Leaves

Next fall I plan on traveling further south to Bishop Creek. The photos of creekside aspens I’ve seen there look spectacular. Check out more of my eastern Sierra fall color adventures. I plan on adding not only to those pages over time, but all of this website in general. It’s a continual work in progress…

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Photographer Nathan Allen

I’m Nathan Allen, photographer / creator of YosemiteParkPhotos.com (Yosemite Photos) and international travel site I Dreamed Of This. In truth, I lived in San Francisco, New York, & Singapore…but nothing compares to life in the mountains. I share my experiences HERE.