Many states are quite popular for their fall colors and with good reason, New England in October is hard to beat. However, closer to home in California, reside some spectacular viewing locations for fall colors.
October in the Eastern Sierras is a great time and place to check out the fall colors but keep in mind you are most likely to see "California Gold" dotting the hill sides. Seems as though the Aspen trees are found along just about anywhere there was fresh water. From the creeks that flowed down the mountain sides to the crystalline lakes along the section from Bridgeport to Bishop on the west side of highway 395, make great spots to see the aspen trees in full splendor.