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Address: Bishop, CA
Phone Number: 760-873-2500
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With all the gorgeous scenery - like waterfalls, grasslands, and gorges -...

With all the gorgeous scenery - like waterfalls, grasslands, and gorges - you won't notice the difficulty of the track.

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Color Change Awe

If you want to experience color change in the Easter Sierra's then this is the drive for you. A beautiful landscape of orange, red and green will accompany your drive. The canyon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Calitripgirl
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Laguna Beach, California
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Laguna Beach, California
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182 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

If you want to experience color change in the Easter Sierra's then this is the drive for you. A beautiful landscape of orange, red and green will accompany your drive. The canyon along Bishop Creek goes up to 6000 feet. The drive is 20 minutes outside Bishop. Lake Sabrina, South Lake, North Lake, and Intake I I surround this area.... More 

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San Clemente, California
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Waking up early and heading out we took a drive first up to Lake Sabrina which was clear & gorgeous, with crisp cool air from the 7.500 + feet. Turned back down the mountain & went on to explore the incredible Buttermilk Country. The quietude & scenery = UNRIVALED!!!

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Thank Mia A
Tucson, AZ
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105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I love visiting the area,particularly to take photos. The visitors I've taken there have greatly enjoyed the spectacle scenery. I'm not sure why a previous reviewer mentions all "the trash people leave. It didn't strike me as dirty or unpleasant. Not much else to see but gigantic boulders though!

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Thank Valaya G
Upland, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Grew up in Bishop Creek. Loved visiting the area again. The Aspen trees were turning color and were absolutely beautiful!

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Thank Mjudy
San Angelo, Texas
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327 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I are photographers and are always interested in anything worth taking a picture of. This loop was beautiful for landscape photography. It is a must when traveling in this area.

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1 Thank Debbie J
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93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I love places like this. A dirt road. Plenty of places to pull off and play. And free camping near the end of it all.

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Thank clicknathan
Fullerton, California
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576 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

You can take this loop for many reasons- hiking, bouldering, camping or exploring. There are many areas to camp and if you head into the back country the scenery is beautiful. I would recommend Fall as the summer does get really hot. There are some great back country camp sites if you have 4x4 that can take you there.

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Thank RockNCreekGirl
Nevada City, California
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a great area to visit in Bishop. Its offers amazing views over the valley and of the mountains surrounding and is one of my favorite spots to visit. Its nice for hiking, bouldering, exploring, and just relaxing. The first time I visited I found a waterfall to eat lunch at and now I hike around there frequently.

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1 Thank joy j
stockton sprigns, me
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Beautiful trails and great bouldering opportunties; for kids and adults. Very quiet and vast; relaxing and invigorating...

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1 Thank Joan F
Polson, Montana
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Took the loop about 3/4 around. The last portion was just too rough. We have encountered many out back roads that have suffered form water erosion. The view from the high point is fantastic. The day we were there it was windy enough that we did not get out of the SUV. And I don't mean breeze. Without the wind... More 

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