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Small Town with a Big Backyard

Welcome to Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard

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Bishop Hotel

Downtown Bishop Lodging

Whether on a relaxing fishing trip, outdoor adventure, or just passing through, Bishop is a wonderful place to stay. Find a room at a downtown Bishop Hotel, Hostel, Inn, Bed & Breakfast or venture up to Bishop Creek for a wonderful cabin experience.

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Mule Barrel Racing

Wild West Events

Don’t miss these wild west events: 54th Annual Mule Days over Memorial Weekend plus California High School Rodeo State Finals Championship in June 2024!

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Eastern Sierra Tour (E.S.T.)

The highest, lowest, hottest, oldest, saltiest, rockiest, earliest, purest, strangest, loneliest, and wildest 555-mile road trip in America.

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Be sure to check current weather and road conditions.  In winter months, desert passes may be flooded, snowy roadways may be closed or require traction devices to travel north of Bishop. All motor vehicles, including AWD and 4WD must carry traction devices in winter. Tioga Pass (120 to Yosemite) is typically closed November – May.

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IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE: Travel Tips & Blog Stories

Angler Blake Jones was an icon of the Sierra

Angler Blake Jones was an icon of the Sierra

Imagine someone loading a mountain lion into a station wagon and taking it to a trade show, such as the Fred Hall Fishing Tackle Show.It would never happen today, of course, and not just because there are no more station wagons around.But that’s what Blake Jones did...

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Uncommon Overnighters

Uncommon Overnighters

Everything about Bishop and its big backyard creates memories. Its list of attractions reads like the ultimate bucket list vacation – the oldest trees in the world to the tallest peak in the lower 48. It’s no wonder many affectionately call it the “Land Of -Est!” While there are plenty of places to get a good night’s sleep, for those wanting accommodations out of the ordinary, you’re in luck! Here’s some of our favorite “uncommon overnighters” in the region. 

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Spring – A Hiker’s Paradise In Bishop 

Spring – A Hiker’s Paradise In Bishop 

The sound of water trickling over polished granite boulders. The warmth of the sun against your face. And as far as the eye can see, a meadow filled with blooming wildflowers. Spring isn’t just a great time to visit. It’s magical! Make sure you start off on the right...

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Eastsider Spotlight: Mike McDermott

Eastsider Spotlight: Mike McDermott

Michael McDermott; a Cerro Gordo of psych and skill behind the lens. This collaboration has infused two synergistic aspects of the project – photography quality and stylistic diversity, and involvement of local runners – with an infectious energy. Read on.

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Eastern Sierra Tour in Winter

Eastern Sierra Tour in Winter

The Eastern Sierra Tour, affectionately known as E.S.T., is a captivating 555-mile route showcasing a blend of breathtaking scenery and rich historical landmarks. While many embark on this journey during summer, exploring it in the colder months unveils a one-of-a-kind experience that’s not to be overlooked. Here are compelling reasons why a winter tour of the E.S.T. should be at the top of your list.

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Small Town, Big Characters

Small Town, Big Characters

Bishop stands out as one of the few towns left to strike a perfect balance between tight-knit community yet easy access to the great outdoors. With 99% of the land in Inyo County being publicly owned, this gives Bishop an expansive backyard that’s beyond imagination. Craig London, owner of the Rock Creek Pack Station, shares his deep affection for Bishop and why you should enjoy the simple things in life.  

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Underrated Landmarks

Underrated Landmarks

Most Underrated Landmarks That Tell You That You’re In Bishop There’s a lot of “big” attractions in Bishop and its big backyard. The oldest living thing on Earth at the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. The hulking peaks of the Eastern Sierra. The land of -EST some...

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How To Use Webcams To Plan Your Winter Trip 

How To Use Webcams To Plan Your Winter Trip 

As winter blankets the High Sierra, direct routes like Sonora and Tioga Pass shut down for the season. But this isn't a setback – it's a chance for you to revel in our vast backyard with serene exclusivity. Due to our unique topography, you can start the day skiing...

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Fishing Derbies In The Eastern Sierra

Fishing Derbies In The Eastern Sierra

Each year, the Eastern Sierra’s lakes, streams, and various bodies of water receive a generous stocking of 650,000 pounds of trout. All courtesy of Bishop, Inyo County, Mono County, Mammoth Lakes and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. In fact, fishing is so intertwined with the community that opening day of fishing season is locally dubbed “Fishmas,” rivalling the anticipation of Christmas. Why not make this fishing season extend beyond those dates by entering a fishing derby in the High Sierra.

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Even Easier To Get Into Bishop’s Big Backyard – New Winter Air Service

Even Easier To Get Into Bishop’s Big Backyard – New Winter Air Service

Instead of sitting in the car for hours upon hours, you’ll now have the opportunity to fly into Bishop Airport, also known as the Bishop/Mammoth or Eastern Sierra Regional Airport via San Francisco, and Denver. Each of these routes will operate daily through winter giving you access to world class climbing, skiing, and even golf at the Bishop Country Club and fishing on the Owens River.

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Foodie Tour: Kick Start Your Bishop Adventures The Right Way

Foodie Tour: Kick Start Your Bishop Adventures The Right Way

Bishop’s backyard is a playground catering to everyone, from little tikes to those young at heart with a few more years under their belt. Whether you’re gearing up for a day of bouldering or planning a leisurely auto-tour, it’s a good idea to fuel up in the morning. If big breakfasts aren’t your thing, these coffee shops and bakeries are here to boost your mood and get those adventure juices flowing. Get set to kickstart your day with these invigorating options.

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Inyo Register
P.O. Box 787
Bishop, CA 93515
760-873-3535
www.inyoregister.com

KMMT/KRHV Radio 106.5 FM
PO Box 1284
94 Laurel Mountain Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-8888
www.kmmtradio.com

Sierra Wave Media/KSRW
Radio Alt 92.5 FM /TV 3/ SierraWave.net
1280 N. Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514
760-873-5329
www.SierraWave.net