Bright orange peppers the east side of Rock Creek Road as you approach 8,000′. Thereafter, the creek is lined with bold splashes of yellow, Josh Wray reports from Mammoth Lakes.
GO NOW! Near Peak (50-75%) – Rock Creek 8,000+ft – Rock Creek is showing it’s brilliant display as usual for this time of year. The larger groves along the lower elevation section of the road have not changed but many small groves of aspen and willow are fiery orange on the east side of the road. Once you get above 8,000 ft the color really starts to pop. This canyon will continue to get better as the week progresses but don’t wait too long to get up there. In the case that you miss the high elevation at peak don’t forget that the lower sections of the road will start turning in the next couple of weeks. Upon arriving at Rock Creek Lake be sure to have your camera ready to capture the glowing orange aspens that crawl down into the lake. Hike up the first section of the Hilton Lakes Trail for an awesome viewpoint of the color.
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