Hwy 168 - Bishop Creek Cyn - Early October

Hwy 168 - Bishop Creek Cyn - Early October

LOCATION: In the Eastern Sierra near Bishop.

  This is an excursion anyone can do no matter what age or shape you're in. It's an auto tour with a minimum of hiking that will lead you into one of the Eastern Sierra's most scenic locales. A fall jaunt into the Sierra on HWY 168 out of Bishop has to be one of the most beautiful drives you can take in all of California. I know that's high praise for a state known for it's famous drives like HWY 1 in Big Sur or HWY 120 over Tioga Pass to Yosemite Valley but if you love fall color and spectacular mountains this road may beat them all with it's jaw-dropping scenery.

Early October is the prime time to experience the outstanding display of autumnal colors along Bishop Creek. The canyon's large population of Aspen's are awash in vibrant gold's accented with reds and oranges. Three good-sized lakes, North Lake, Lake Sabrina and South Lake, set at an elevation around 9,000 feet and backdropped by rugged Sierran peaks, are easily accessed by a short drive out of Bishop. The fall color explosion you will witness along the road to these lakes is nothing short of amazing! Stop wherever you like and stretch your legs or have a picnic amongst the beautiful Aspens of Bishop Creek Canyon.