Things to See

THINGS TO SEE:

 

 

Mono Lake

        Visitor Information: (760) 647-6596

www.monolake.org

Mono Lake is a 700,000 year old inland sea which is home to almost 300 species of nesting and migrating birds. Take a walk around the amazing “Tufa” salt formations and believe for a moment that you are walking on the moon. You can also find shiny obsidian volcanic glass in the surrounding areas and see real volcano craters! Hikers, kayakers, bird watchers and photographers are drawn to the lake throughout the year.

 


Yosemite National Park

Visitor Information: (209) 372-0200

www.yosemite.com


One of the most scenic national parks in the United States, Yosemite is seen by countless visitors every year. Located in the heart of the Sierra, its breathtaking scenery is enjoyed by hikers, campers, fishermen, climbers, or tourists simply passing through. There are no words to describe the beauty of this world famous destination – you’ve got to see it to experience it.

 


Bodie State Historic Ghost Town

Visitor Information: (760) 647-6445
Hours: 8am – 6pm summer
9am – 4pm fall, winter, spring

www.bodie.com


In 1859 Gold was discovered in Bodie. This began the gold rush of the Eastern Sierra. When it was booming, Bodie was home to at least 10,000 residents and had schools, saloons, churches, a firehouse and more. This is the largest unrestored ghost town in the American West. Over 100 original buildings still remain.


June Lake Loop

Visitor Information: (760) 648-7584

www.junelakeloop.org


There are actually four beautiful lakes tucked in the base of some of the most spectacular mountains in the Sierra. This area offers year round recreation in a romantic setting with a European feel. This area is popular for its skiing, fishing, hiking swimming and incredible fall colors.


Lee Vining

Visitor Information: (760) 647-6596

www.leevining.com


Overlooking Mono Lake, this quiet, small town in the heart of the Eastern Sierra acts as a “base” for visitors interested in sightseeing, bird watching, photography, camping, fishing, hiking, kayaking, or simply sitting still and enjoying the atmosphere.


Mammoth Lakes

Visitor Information: (760) 934-2571

www.visitmammoth.com


Known for its world famous ski area, Mammoth is a year-round resort with all kinds of activities for the entire family-including snowmobiling, ice skating and of course, skiing in the winter. Other activities include hiking, fishing, biking, golf and more in the summer. You’ll also find a wide variety of shops and restaurants.