Fall Colors

Image of bright red and gold fall leaves

Fall can be a stunning time to visit the Yosemite area! 

Roadside fall colors in the sun
Enjoy Fall colors as you drive

The season generally runs from October through November and is highly dependent on altitude -- meaning that the colors start at the higher elevations and gradually move to lower elevations.

So even if your visit doesn't coincide with peak colors where you are staying, you can usually still find them just by driving (or hiking!) to a different elevation.

A closeup view of red and gold Dogwood leaves
Be sure to look up close too!

And you don't need a fancy camera either.  Most people find they can get great shots with just a mobile phone camera. 

Of course, with Yosemite as the backdrop, how can you go wrong?  

Fall colors on the Yosemite Valley floor

(Photo by S. Barker)