Now’s the time to experience this road trip of California’s Eastern Sierra. The E.S.T. is linear route, spanning over 555 miles, from Death Valley at -282 feet below sea level to the towering peaks of Tioga Pass at 9,943 feet above sea level. Any which way you pick your path, it’s the journey that reminds you of just how big the Eastern Sierra really is.
Why Bishop Is The Perfect Basecamp
Nestled in the Owens Valley at the foot of the Eastern Sierra, set perfectly in the middle of the journey between Yosemite and Death Valley, Bishop provides easy access to all the outdoor activities during the day, while at the same time offers a quaint downtown for an evening of fun. It’s also filled with small town charm such as a soulful movie theatre and local traditions like the longest non-motorized parade in the country at Mule Days. And yet Bishop has amazing global cuisine and an award winning craft brewery that will satisfy the most picky eaters.
Use Bishop as your home away from home to set off on a long weekend or better yet a week-long tour of the Eastern Sierra. Soak away your stresses at a near century old hot spring. Feast your eyes on geological wonders that are many millennia old. And don’t forget to drive down ‘Movie Road’, where some of the most famous wild west movie scenes were filmed.
Regardless if you’re an adrenaline junkie, a history buff, or just a nature lover, Bishop and the Eastern Sierra has something for you.
- Death Valley National Park
- Alabama Hills
- Manzanar National Historic Site
- Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
- Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center
- Devils Postpile
- Mono Lake
- Bodie State Historic Park
- Yosemite National Park