Bishop, California, an adventure wonderland

Looking for a city in California where you can spend days enjoying a number of outdoor activities?  Head to Bishop, a paradise for those who want to experience a variety of outdoor activities.

A city inhabited by less than 5,000 and covers a total area of 1.911 square miles; Bishop is nestled along the banks of Bishop Creek and located on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada. It is situated halfway between the Death Valley National Park and Yosemite. It is blessed with an arid climate which means you can enjoy outdoor adventures at any time of the year. Named after Samuel Addison Bishop, a settler in the Owens Valley, Bishop is the only incorporated city in the county of Inyo and surprisingly for a city of this size, welcomes thousands of visitors annually to either enjoy outdoor activities or to attend the week-long Bishop Mule Days which holds the distinction of celebrating the festival with the world’s largest non-motorized parade down Main Street. The nearest major cities to Bishop are Fresno which is 87 miles away, Bakersfield which is 142 miles away, and Modesto which is 144 miles away.

There are so many outdoor activities you can experience in Bishop and its surrounding areas  such as hiking, trekking, rock climbing, fishing, running, cross-country skiing, road biking, rock-hounding, hang gliding, and camping. You can do all these activities in places including Coyote Flat, Bishop Creek Recreational Area, Owens River, Chalk Bluff and Volcanic Tablelands, Rock Creek, Owens River Gorge, and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. The town has a number of attractions that will amaze you like the Laws Railroad Museum, Keough's Hot Springs, Cobwebs Antiques, and the Mountain Light Gallery. If you are unsure where to start and what to expect in your outdoor adventure in Bishop, there are a number of adventure tour guides in Bishop who will gladly help you in making your outdoor adventure a fantastic one.

Excited to head to Bishop and enjoy a number of outdoor activities? Consult your travel agent and be on your way!


by Sunshine Silva on 11/02/2015 in Adventure