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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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Rodeo Events

California High School Rodeo State Finals Championship arrives at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop this June!

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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

Bishop. The Warm Winter Wonderland.

Bishop. The Warm Winter Wonderland.

Bishop is an all-season wonderland. Each season has its own special look and feel that brings joy and offers experiences like nowhere else on earth. And winter … winter is a true, classic wonderland! Our town is warm and welcoming and our big backyard is wild and exciting.

Stop in Bishop. Stay in Bishop. Play in Bishop and in our big backyard.

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4 Wonderful Winter Road Bike Rides Around Bishop

4 Wonderful Winter Road Bike Rides Around Bishop

Thanksgiving weekend is a wonderful time to start a winter road biking regimen. After the helpings of good food and time indoors with family and friends the first ride of the holidays will begin to work off the excess and exhilarate the body and mind.Research has...

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Ultimate Guide To Death Valley National Park 

Ultimate Guide To Death Valley National Park 

Death Valley is one of the most unique and beautiful places in all of America. This park blew us away as each area felt like a completely different world from the last. Making it in our opinion, one of most underrated parks in all of the US, and one you need to have on your bucket list. 

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The Road to Death Valley is OPEN

The Road to Death Valley is OPEN

State Route 190 over Towne Pass is now open to all vehicles following a two-month-long closure. The stretch of highway originally closed in September after heavy rains caused flash floods and debris flows that washed out sections of the pavement. With this opening, travelers will now be able to reach the heart of Death Valley National Park using the western entrance from U.S. 395.

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Spread Cheer And See The Migration

Spread Cheer And See The Migration

No matter how you look at it, fall is a transitory season. It’s where summer finally concedes, and winter hasn’t won just yet. A battle of wills climate-wise. Animals become restless and birds have begun their migration to warmer climates. If you love nature, this is...

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Tungsten City Running Loop

Tungsten City Running Loop

The Tungsten Hills sit directly beneath the Sierra skyline towering above Bishop. The rocky mounds are webbed with trails and OHV roads. With plenty of options, it’s a playground for winter trail running. This Tungsten City Loop is a 4 mile run that gets you close to the big mountains with no shortage of additional miles if you desire a longer run.

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Shoot the Landing: War and Planes in Owens Valley

Shoot the Landing: War and Planes in Owens Valley

Notes on Home Shoot the Landing: War and Planes in Owens Valley Kendra Atleework It is June 1 of 1943, a warm and cloudless morning, when three young women, nine suitcases, and one box of shoes get off a bus in Independence, California. The women have come to learn to...

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Never Stop Looking Up – Owens Valley Radio Observatory

Never Stop Looking Up – Owens Valley Radio Observatory

Have you ever wondered where the giant radio telescopes in the 1996 movie The Arrival are located? Well, it’s HERE in Bishop’s Big Backyard at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory or OVRO for short. It's also where Jodie Foster's character Dr. Eleanor Arroway in the...

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Rossi Hill Run

Rossi Hill Run

Less than five minutes from downtown Bishop, Rossi Hill is the quickest access to trails through Bishop’s sage and granite boulders. This 5.75 mile run serves as an ideal introduction to the Bishop winter landscape. Close to town, but within a warm-up jog, you’ll feel somewhere much further away.

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

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94 Laurel Mountain Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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1280 N. Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514
760-873-5329
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