TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Get outdoors at Mammoth Lake

Explore an ancient volcanic formation and waterfall

Get up close and personal with an eerie natural anomaly

Take a tour through a haunting and solitary Old West ghost town

Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway - Lone Pine to Reno

A northern road trip through California's lakes and historic parks. Dotted with high-altitude vistas and Old West ghost towns there is plenty to see and do on this family friendly and nature filled getaway! Also known as the gateway to California's largest expanse of wilderness this roadie will take you through seemingly endless forests towards outdoor activities in Reno. Moutain biking, kayaking and exploring ghost towns are just some of the thing you can get up to on this scenic drive! 

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TRIP DETAILS

320 miles
6 days
$60 (approx.)

Start your road trip by exploring the southern gateway to the eastern Sierra. After that, head to Mt Whitney and take in the views from this magnificent giant. 

 

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EXPLORE

Have a look around the Museum of Lone Pine Film History and look at paraphernalia from the over 450 movies shot in the area. Don't miss the tricked out convertible in the foyer!
$5
1-2 hrs

PHOTO OP

Kick up some dust on the iconic Whitney Trail and take a photo of the epic Lone Pine Lake. Scores of pinnacles and scenic vistas make every corner of Mt Whitney a great photo op!
Free
2-3 hrs

Head north through scrub bush and tumbleweed desert on highway 395. 

 

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Explorer

Visit Manzanar National Historic Site and soak up the history of a camp that once operated here. Explore the camp's old high school auditorium and wander through the thought provoking exhibits that tell the stories of those who built a vibrant community after being languished here in WWII.
Free
3 hrs

Explorer

Take a look around the Eastern California Museum and learn about the history and culture of the Eastern Sierra. This museum is home to one of the most complete collections of Paiute and Shoshone (an indigenous tribe!) baskets in the country.
Donation
1-2 hrs

Photo op

Bishop, the second largest town in the Eastern Sierra, is a major stop off for hikers, cyclists, and climbers. Visit the Mountain Light Gallery and see the stunning photography works of Galen Rowell who took some of the best images in existence of the High Sierra.
Free
1-2 hrs

Pass Crowley Lake and drive through the Long Valley Caldera seismic zone before reaching Mammoth Lakes.

 

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Action Packed

Strap on your helmet and elbow pads and try your hand at mountain biking at the Mammoth Mountain outdoor sports complex. Single-track trails and a crazy terrain park will take your adventure up a notch - who knows, you might end up the next mountain biking pro!
$42
2-3 hrs

Photo Op

Head up Mammoth Mountain on a gondola and see if you can get a panoramic photo of the snow speckled mountain tops!
$21
1 hr

Take in scenic views of the Ritter Range and the remote reaches of Yosemite National Park as you head towards Reds Meadow Valley. 

 

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photo op

One of the most fascinating attractions at Red Meadow Valley is the 10,000-year-old volcanic formation of Devils Postpile National Monument. The near-vertical columns formed when molten lava rivers slowed, cooled and cracked with near perfect symmetry. Reached by a half-mile hike, this is a must see when visiting Reds Meadow.
Free
1-2 hrs

action packed

The 16-mile June Lake Loop is especially beautiful when golden aspens grow in Autumn and waterfalls freeze over in the winter. Hire a kayak and take in the scenic vistas from the lake itself.
$25
2-3 hrs
 

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explorer

Paddle a kayak around the eerie Mono Lake and explore the tufa towers. Take in views of the volcanic field and see how many of the water birds that live in this unique habitat you can find.
$40
2-3 hrs

Explorer

For a snapshot of the Gold Rush era, head to Bodie State Historic Park. Explore one of the West's best-preserved ghost towns as a ranger takes you on a guided tour. The museum gives you a further look into how life was before this booming town became barren.
Free
2 hrs
 

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Action Packed

This all-season outdoor recreation spot will keep you entertained with the massive variety of activities on offer. Try whitewater rafting at Lake Tahoe and choose whether you want a family friendly adventure or an adrenaline junkies dream!
$68
4 hrs