Bishop Things to Do

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  • 1. Bishop Pass

    Outdoor activities are what brings most people to the Bishop area - whether it is hiking in the Sierra - or Whites - or fishing in the Sierran lakes and streams. Two main wilderness portals lie about...

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  • 2. Piute Pass - Desolation Basin

    Just before the end of CA route 168 out of Bishop, you will see a sign for North Lake. There is a campground at the end of the road and a trailhead. This trail heads over Piute Pass in about 5 miles...

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  • 3. Middle Fork Lake Basin

    The trailheads for both North and South Lakes -on appropriately, the North and South Forks of Bishop Creek - are trailheads for major Sierran trails which go serve for going over the Sierran crest....

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  • 4. The Little Kittie Inn Market

    The plaque reads: In August 1924 Matt Wilkenson opened the Kittie Lee Inn, which was named for his daughter. When William R. Whorff purchased it in 1925, the...

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  • 5. The Slim Princess Mural

    The Slim Princess “Engine 9” was built in 1909 and first saw service on the 36 inch narrow gauge rails (standard gauge is 4 feet 8 ½ inches) of the Nevada,...

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  • 6. Celebrating the Sierra

    This natural history mural of ceramic tiles and mosaic contains 237 species of flora and fauna dwelling in the Eastern Sierra. Each unique tile was hand...

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  • 7. Father Crowley Mural

    Father John Crowley remains a legendary figure, recognized as the visionary leader who saw the potential for the region, and as a man of faith who dedicated his...

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  • 8. Drain Mural

    No single event in the last 100 years has had such a dramatic and lasting effect on Bishop than the draining of Owens Valley. In providing more water for Los...

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  • 9. Inyo Mono Title Mural

    The artist of this mural, John Pugh of Los Gatos, California is universally recognized as a master of the illustionary aspect of painting, know as Trompe L'oeil...

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  • 10. Atlas Copco Mucker

    The plaque reads: This historic mining artifact is known as a track mucking machine. It dates back to the 1960s and was used by Union Carbide Corporation at the...

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  • 11. The Ernest Kinney Teamster Family Mural

    The mural depicting 1860 timber operations by the first settlers in Owens Valley, 1905 22 animal team hauling a generator to plant tree, packing mules at...

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  • 12. Kittie Lee Inn 1924 Mural

    This wonderful mural is painted on the side of Whiskey Creek Restaurant, which was the original site of a popular inn that many Hollywood stars frequented....

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  • 13. Dangerous Arrest - 1887 Mural

    The mural "Old West" event from the Bishop's early years. The ShootingFor the first time in many months the peace and calm of the town were disturbed by a...

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  • 14. Historical Walking Tour~

    Bishop has many wonderful historical buildings. To fully enjoy them check with the Chamber of Commerce to get a historical walking tour map. Many of the homes...

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  • 15. Have Your Favorite Drink at Hot Creek

    I like Hot Creek because no matter how big your party, there's room for you. The smaller tubs are great, but sometimes there are space/privacy/people's tackle...

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  • 16. FIRST STOP...VISITORS CENTER

    Arriving in Bishop, California, the first stop should be the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center on Hwy 395. Sitting next to a creek, the A frame building...

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  • 17. FALL COLOR IN BISHOP AREA

    Bishop has perhaps the most cottonwood and aspen trees I have ever seen. Late September to the end of October and these trees turn to gold.Entering Bishop on...

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  • 18. Pine Creek Mine Marker

    West of this spot, gold was discovered in the Pine Creek drainage by Civil War veterans. It was not until April, 1916, when tungsten was discovered by four men:...

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  • 19. Bishop’s Pine Creek Mine Mural

    This mural is dedicated to the Large Pine Creek Tungsten Mine and the Champion Sparkplug Mines. The Pine Creek mine is closed, but still exists. The gentleman...

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  • 20. Bishop Creek Recreational Area

    Bishop Creek recreation area is a vast area where any nature lover can enjoy. There is a vast array of camping, RVing, hiking, biking, fishing, or just sitting...

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  • 21. Spring near Bishop

    Bishop and the plain around stand at an elevation of about 1,300 meters (4,200 feet). The landscape around Bishop is outstanding with on the east the high range...

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  • 22. Sagebrush steppe

    Sagebrush steppe (photo 3) covers large areas of the western periphery of the Great basin and provides it’s special aspects. The main plant in Sagebrush steppe...

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  • 23. Spring north to Bishop

    These two photos show the mountain range, north to Bishop. Sorry, I am unable to name these summits. Photo 1 might be White Mountain Peak but I would not give...

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  • 24. Mule Capital of the World !

    Bishop may be the Mule Capital of the World but we were not fortunate enough to spot any of them when driving road 395! On several occasions, cows looked at us...

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  • 25. Rock Creek

    The Rock Creek Recreation area is about 30 minutes north of Bishop. This is a scenic area that is great for hiking. If you're planning to head to Mt. Whitney,...

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