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Bishop Itineraries

Adventures and things-to-do in the Bishop Area, consider the following:

First though, how much time do you have?

Just an Afternoon or Morning

Laws Rail Road Museum
Take Hwy 6 at north end of Bishop and go 3 miles north. You will find Laws on the East side of Hwy 6.

Mountain Biking
Follow West Line St. to the Buttermilks 6 miles west of town.

World Class Trout Fishing
Follow West Line St. (SR 168) 12 miles to Bishop Creek Canyon or East Line St. 3 miles to the Owens River.

Walking Tour of Murals and Galleries
Visit the Bishop Visitors Center or click here for a map of the walking tour of 15 striking murals that depict Owens Valley History and Culture.

Motor Touring
Bishop Creek to the Volcanic tablelands, plus more. Pick up your Motor Touring Guide at the Bishop Visitor Center or order by email .

Recreational Walking
Take a leisurely walk at the City park or adventure to the scenic rural countryside of the Bishop area.

Birding
Wonderful birding locations, start at the Bishop Visitors Center on Main Street located at the City Park. Pick up your Birding Guide today!

Golf
18 hole Golf course open year round, located on Hwy 395 at the south end of Bishop Call 872-5411 for tee time.

Photography
Watch the sunset or explore the natural beauty of the High Sierra. Best photo times are early morning and just before sunset. Don’t forget to visit our galleries.

Volcanic Tablelands – Ancient Indian Petroglyphs
Ancient Indian petroglyphs (rock carvings) and rare pupfish at the Volcanic Tablelands & Fish Slough just north of Bishop.

1-Day Adventures: Any of the above, plus...

Day Hikes
Go West on Hwy 168 from downtown Bishop and drive 16 miles to various trails leading to high alpine lakes and streams in the John Muir Wilderness.

Rock climbing Happy & Sad Boulders
Go north from Bishop to the Chalk Bluffs via Hwy. 6 or take the Pleasant Valley Reservoir Road off Hwy. 395. A climber’s paradise awaits.

Fishing and hiking the lakes along Bishop Creek
Go west on Highway 168 from downtown Bishop and drive 16 miles to Bishop Creek Canyon. Beautiful high alpine lakes, streams and majestic scenery galore.

Trip to hot springs or just a relaxing massage
Head south on Hwy. 395 from Bishop to Keough Hot Springs or call Celina Hunt at 872-3548 for an appt.

Horseback Riding
Take a ride and see the great Eastern Sierra on Horseback. Click here for info.

Motor Touring
Pick up your Motor Touring Guide at BishopVisitor.com or at the Bishop Visitor Center. 888-395-3952

2-Day Adventures: Any of the above, plus...

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
From Bishop, go south on 395 for 15 mi. Take 168 west at Big Pine for 26 miles. Return to Bishop in time for dinner.

Year Round fishing on the Lower Owens River and Pleasant Valley Reservoir
Just travel north of Bishop to the reservoir or north & east to lower Owens River.

Dining
Select from our fine selection of dining locations on page 61 of this guide.

Antiques and History
Shop the many Antique shops and read about the history of Bishop at BishopVisitor.com or at our local bookstores..

Camping
Fantastic high country and winter valley locations for your camping adventure.

Pack Trip
Spend a couple days or more on adventure of a life =time, click here for more complete pack trip information.

3-Day Adventures: Must See Locations

STAY IN BISHOP; EXPERIENCE THE EASTERN SIERRA

Bishop Creek Canyon
Go West on Hwy 168 from downtown Bishop and drive 16 miles to beautiful high country adventures.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Oldest living trees in the world. From Bishop, go south on 395 for 15 mi. Take 168 west at Big Pine for 26 miles. Return to Bishop in time for dinner.

Volcanic Tablelands – Ancient Indian Petroglyphs
Ancient Indian petroglyphs (rock carvings) and rare pupfish at the Volcanic Tablelands & Fish Slough just north of Bishop.

Lower Owens River
Fish, float or photograph the scenic river

Rock Creek Canyon
Spectacular mountain setting and recreation area

Backpacking
Go West on Hwy 168 from downtown Bishop and drive 16 miles to Paiute Pass & Bishop Pass, trailheads leading to the spectacular John Muir Trail.

Devils Postpile Nat’l Monument
Devils Postpile & Rainbow Falls, Mammoth Lakes area just 35 minutes north of Bishop.

Eastern California Museum
The cultural history of the Eastern High Sierra located in Independence , just 47 miles south of Bishop.