There is a deep valley in California, the deepest in the United States, where a vast arid landscape flanked by two massive mountain ranges looming 14K feet above sea level appears as if time has stood still. Massive boulders lie scattered on the valley floor at the foot of the Eastern Sierra, like marbles from a prehistoric giant’s game. This IS Bishop.
Bishop IS wild…for more than 100-years, Bishop has been known for its year-round world-class fishing. More recently it has become a winter mecca for bouldering, rock climbing and trail running. There’s ample space and opportunity to explore night sky viewing, hiking, motor-touring, and simply relaxing. Treat yourself to a trip to Keough’s, a hot spring pool that’s been around since 1919, just south of town.
Bishop IS warm…in the winter when snow blankets the Sierra and pummels Mammoth Mountain, only 45 minutes up the hill, there is a small town with a big backyard that is bathed in sunshine with average temperatures in the 50’s.
Bishop IS a magnificent sight to behold…and home to some of the most topographically diverse and beautiful landscapes in our country, which is why it is one of the most photographed regions in our country!
Bishop IS welcoming…long before settlers and gold miners came to the Owens Valley the indigenous people of this land lived here for thousands of years. The Numu, which means people, called this broad fertile valley, Payahǖǖnadǖ—the Place of Flowing Water. Today, guests from around the world are welcomed with incredible pastries and locally roasted coffee to this charming western town with high-speed access, lodging for every budget and dining for every taste. Be sure to stop by the Bishop Information Center downtown in the Bishop City Park and say “hi”. Everyone is invited.