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Bishop in Summer – A Path To Adventure For All

It’s true. Bishop can reach triple digits in the summer. However, unlike other areas burdened by urban heat islands or tropical climates, you’ll always find times or places to enjoy the outdoors comfortably. Tucked in a high desert valley between two imposing mountain ranges, Bishop offers an extensive list of summer activities as vast as the mountains themselves. Whether you’re eight or eighty, here are some adventures everyone can relish, ensuring your summer trip is filled with unforgettable memories.

Tour The Backroads

Highway 395 is arguably one of the greatest strips of asphalt for a road trip. But if you really want to take your experience of the Eastern Sierra one step further, it’s time for you to hit the Bishop Big Loop Auto Tour. The 62-mile part-paved and part-dirt auto tour is the perfect introduction on what Bishop and the surrounding landscape has to offer you. You can do it in an hour but it’s better to spend the day on the Bishop Big Loop Auto Tour. You can then savor the breathtaking vistas, take in the unique geological phenomena, and so much more.

Take In Ma Nature’s Sights

Speaking of attractions, few places in the world rival the Eastern Sierra. Its distinctive topography and formations narrate the story of their formation. The mountains illustrate the uplift from being part of the eastern side of the Ring of Fire, while the canyons and granite you see today were exposed due to glaciers. It’s a true testament to Earth’s history! Here, you’ll also find the highest peak—Mt. Whitney, the oldest trees—the Ancient Bristlecones, the brightest skies—the Night Sky and Milky Way, and the unexpectedly fascinating—Devils Postpile. A true land of EST!

This is just a glimpse of what awaits you in Bishop’s big backyard. Whether you’re a seasoned rock climber or a weekend warrior seeking a mountain getaway, delve deeper into the summer offerings with Bishop’s comprehensive summer guide. And to ensure you make the most of your experience, browse through our article for tips on beating the summer heat and still get plenty of outdoor time.

 

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