Californias Eastern Sierra

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Eastern Sierra

For a true taste of the mountains of California, the Eastern Sierra is the perfect place to vacation. A plethora of summer activities, spectacular fall colors, engaging winter sports and vibrant spring wildflowers make the Eastern Sierra a pleasant place year around (not to mention it is a bit drier than the western slope of the Sierra Nevada). The diverse landscape includes canyons, mountain ridges, lakes, rivers and streams. Read More

The eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range proves that California indeed has everything nature has to offer.

From mountain biking, camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, hunting, bicycling, rock climbing, boating, sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, photography, dirtbike riding, motorcycling, and even simply taking a scenic drive, there is something for everyone in these beautiful California mountains.

At one end of the Eastern Sierra is Yosemite National Park's eastern entrance with Lake Tahoe to the north and the Mojave Desert to the south. Driving along U.S. Highway 395, the vast views of the Eastern Sierra will awe one and all.

On clear days one can see of Mount Whitney, the highest summit in the lower 48 states, as well as Death Valley, a vast desert that lies below sea level.

The heritage, culture and rich traditions of the Native American Palute and Shoshone accent the region. The area also has a western history from prospectors and miners who came in the 19th century.

Bishop, California is the largest city in the Eastern Sierra with a population of around 4,000. It is named after Bishop Creek, which flows from the Sierra Nevada, and is a Mecca for rock climbers.

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Other Eastern Sierra Resources

Eastern Sierra Land Trust

The Eastern Sierra Land Trust strives to preserve open spaces in the area.