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The Famous Fall Colors of the Bishop Creek Canyon 



The Bishop Creek Canyon contains a high concentration of aspen and willow trees making it one of the best places in the Eastern Sierra for spectacular fall color photography. The colors often begin to turn at the higher elevations in early September and the transformation, weather-permitting, can last through the month of October or even into November

Fall Color 2013

Bishop Creek Canyon Fall Color Report

Updated 10-16-13

Overall Conditions above 8500ft 
Past Peak

A solid week of frigid weather did in most of the color that was left. The color arrived a little early this year and while it was beautiful for a while, it's mostly gone now. Hopefully next fall lasts a bit longer.

Overall Conditions below 8500ft
Past Peak

Still some color lower in the canyon, especially near Bishop Creek Lodge and Big Trees Campground, however much of the brilliant yellow is more of an auburn after the cold temps of the last week. It's safe to say that the best color has come and gone, even in the lower reaches of the canyon.

Parchers Resort closes for the season Sunday 10-20-13 and with most of the fall color gone, this will be our last report of the season. We would like to thank everyone who followed our reports and all of those who provided positive feedback. We look forward to 2014 and another batch of fall color reports. Feel free to email us to join the fall color list any time and we'll make sure you get the latest greatest reports as soon as we start them next year.

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All Photographs Copyright 2013 by Jared Smith, or courtesy of fall color contributor Krisdina Karady of Karady Custom Art.


Here are a just a few of our favorite images from color reports in past years....







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