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Buttermilk Country Loop

Bishop, CA
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Bishop
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
Description: With all the gorgeous scenery - like waterfalls, grasslands, and gorges - you won't notice the difficulty of the track.
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stockton sprigns, me
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Polson, Montana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Reno, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Peabody Boulders in the Buttermilks west of Bishop are not your average, garden-variety stones. About 55 feet tall, the gigantic Grandpa and Grandma Peabody (once a single boulder) are two of the world's largest, and present challenging problems to even the most advanced climbers. Since the last boulder I scaled was "Big Rock" back in high school, we came... More

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Claremont, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This loop travels towards the Sierras from the beautiful town of Bishop, California. It is especially nice in the fall when the leaves are showing their fall colors. The Sierras have quite a few spots that are known for their fall shows and this is one of the best!

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Portland, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

First, the climbing rocks are world class. As an artist and wood turner, the Tule Elk shed antlers along with the occasional deer antler make for some great finds that become interest points on furniture. In the upper area, there is a hidden stream, as well as a hidden waterfall that is down in a hidden ravine. You can be... More

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Bishop, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Buttermilk Country includes a dirt road into the heart of the Buttermilks a world renowned rock climbing area. We don't climb but love the hiking opportunities and spring "hunting for sheads", trying to find elk horn sheads in the numerous ravines coming down from Mt. Tom.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

The helpful tourist-office lady suggested this road but we headed up at sunset and found ourselves driving on a rocky path back at night...OK, the boulder mountains and snow-covered peaks in the near distance at sunset were beautiful.

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Corona, California, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Scenic drive, ending into Lake Sabrina, North Lake and South Lake, beautiful lakes and creek, with a lot of fish, and areas where you can launch your boat. Worth driving and seeing!

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Washington DC
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96 reviews 96 reviews
4 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

This place is well known for bouldering, but rest assured: as someone who intends never to boulder in her life, I love the Buttermilks. You can make it through the Buttermilks, a short ride from Bishop, with a sedan, but SUV with 4WD is optimal. It's great for a switch from the mountains we hike -- less of a challenge,... More

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Bishop, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

When I was younger, this was one of my favorite places. Now, tourists have trashed the place. Trash, people everywhere. So sad.

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