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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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.
EXPLOREHave 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!
PHOTO OPKick 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!
Head north through scrub bush and tumbleweed desert on highway 395.
ExplorerVisit 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.
ExplorerTake 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.
Photo opBishop, 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.
Pass Crowley Lake and drive through the Long Valley Caldera seismic zone before reaching Mammoth Lakes.
Action PackedStrap 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!
Photo OpHead up Mammoth Mountain on a gondola and see if you can get a panoramic photo of the snow speckled mountain tops!
Take in scenic views of the Ritter Range and the remote reaches of Yosemite National Park as you head towards Reds Meadow Valley.