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If we had to pick a place where adventure was born, we'd bet pretty heavily on a small town named Bishop, California. Located only four hours north of Los Angeles on scenic Highway 395, Bishop was a mining and ranching community in the early 1800s. That's when Samuel Bishop, a cattle rancher, brought his cows in to provide food to the working men there. By the early 1900s, Bishop had transitioned to a railway hub and later as a popular site for Western filmmakers. Now, it's garnering attention for its unbelievable adventure scene. Situated snuggly between the Sierra Nevada and White Mountains, Bishop is perfectly primed to give climbers, outdoorsmen, and hikers alike exclusive access to the best of the mountains and beyond. Whether you prefer exploring the desert and mountains on foot, fishing in the lakes or streams, or tackling an epic climb, you'll find that and much more to brag about to your friends back home.

Bishop offers panoramic views of the mountain ranges from just about every corner, many of which are within easy driving distance of the town itself. (Photo by Tony Milici via Bishop Visitor)
Considered a rock climbing and bouldering paradise, there are more than 500 routes in Owens River Gorge alone. (Photo by Jeff Deikis via Bishop Visitor)
Once a popular filming location for many Westerns, including Lone Ranger, Alabama Hills is now a prominent hiking area. (Photo by Inyo County Photo Shootout via Bishop Visitor)
There's no better way to recreate a Western film scene than on horseback. There are several pack stations available in the area. (Photo Madi Taylor via Bishop Visitor)
Winter offers the clearest nights for stargazers and some of the best sunset photo opportunities around. (Photo by David Wolfe via Bishop Visitor)
The deep valleys and scenic vistas are a challenging combination for road cyclists. (Photo by Mike McDermott via Bishop Visitor)
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is older than the Giant Sequoia trees by nearly 1,000 years and is a popular stargazing location from May through November. (Photo by Cunningham via Bishop Visitor)
Situated along Highway 395, Bishop is easily accessible for RVers, campers, and road trippers. Ready to go? We don't blame you! (Photo by Andrew Kirk via Bishop Visitor)