Bishop Travel Guide

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Bishop Overview

Bishop lies in a high mountain valley east of the Sierras along the scenic 395 highway. The town of Bishop was originally founded in the late 1800's in the Owen's Valley. The town itself is fairly small, but among the largest along 395. It serves as an excellent refueling stop in a breathtaking roadtrip around this area providing the region's cheapest gas. There are also several local cafes and restaurants in town lending a light Wild West atmosphere.

Bishop provides an excellent base to explore the abundance of natural scenic areas nearby. Death Valley is close and worth the drive through. Access to John Muir Wilderness lies outside of town at the end of highway 168. This provides quick and relatively easy access to the drier, starker, stunning east side of the Sierras.