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Alabama Hills

Address: Lone Pine, CA
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Lone Pine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Owner description: Located near Lone Pine, these hills form the gateway to Mount Whitney, and are a favorite location...
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Owner description: Located near Lone Pine, these hills form the gateway to Mount Whitney, and are a favorite location for movies and television.

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La Quinta, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I was born in Lone Pine, and I never tire of visiting the Alabama Hills. they are fun to walk/hike on; nice to draw/paint; and good to just take in nature. Visit.

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Grand Junction Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Went during the film festival in October and had a great time. This is where a bunch of the old westerns where filmed and they put photo stills near the rocks so you can see what movies where made at any one spot. WOW if you love old (and some new) western movies this it the place. Lots of hiking... More 

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Los Angeles
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127 reviews 127 reviews
55 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I had never visited the eastern Sierra Nevadas, so this trip was a treat. Be sure to take Movie Road for its entire length to see the dramatic backdrop of strange stone formations and breathtaking Mt. Whitney in the background. It's easy to see why the movie industry selected this location for many, many western and sci-fi movies. Fantastic! Not... More 

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
63 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It had been our intention to have a guided horseback tour of the hills but circumstances caused us to cancel that plan. Instead we drove the route around the hills stopping as we did to take in the various rock formations and stark beauty of the area. It is easy to understand why this place has been a magnet for... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The food and service were wonderful. It's a little tight for space, probably wouldn't work well from family's with small children.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Terrific views of Mt Whitney with lots of hiking amongst weird rock formations. A lot of terrific photography opportunities.

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Poway, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great boulders offer a stark contrast to the high sierra scenery further up - very photogenic and lots of fun for kids to climb and explore.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Alabama Hills are one of California's lesser known treasures. Every time we go to photograph the Hills, we discover new and even more exciting spots. Any trip to the hills is not complete without a visit to the Mobius Arch and the Hands of Hades. This last trip we did some night shooting by the light of a full... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great location to do some hiking and take some amazing photos. It was a nice time to walk around for a good hike.

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Free Union, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Photographing in the Alabama Hills in the pre-dawn is an experience you cannot believe. In the background, the rock formations that you have seen in every 1950's cowboy movie you remember, and stars that fill the sky. Every great nook of this area had its resident overnight camping visitors. Don't blame them an iota for wanting to stay there! Wish... More 

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