Explore Inyo County


Welcome to Inyo County, what the locals call, the Other Side of California, is home to Death Valley National Park, the small towns of Bishop, Big Pine, Independence, Lone Pine, Tecopa and Shoshone and the stunning Eastern Side of California’s majestic Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, where you will find more dramatic mountain and desert scenery than in any other region in North America. Grab a Free Visitor Guide online and plan your next California 395 Road Trip.

Seasonal Flights into Inyo County’s Bishop Airport (BIH) from San Francisco (SFO) and Denver (DEN) 


Stretching from the nation’s low point in Death Valley National Park to the  high point atop the jagged peak of Mt. Whitney, and including the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, home to the oldest trees in the world, Inyo County is a land of extraordinary extremes. Beauty, solitude and challenging outdoor adventures beckon in Inyo County’s six million acres of public land. These expansive, wide open spaces are a stunning playground for campers, hikers, rock climbers, anglers, skiers and photographers and artists. We hope you enjoy the other side of California.

LOWESTDeath Valley
Death Valley National Park, California is the lowest point in North America, with a depth of -282 ft (-85m) below sea level. Bring your clubs to the lowest golf course in the nation.
HIGHESTMt. Whitney
Reaching an elevation of 14,508 feet, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the contiguous United States. It towers above Lone Pine, and 20,000+ people summit its peak each year.
OLDESTBristlecone Pine Forest
Methuselah, an ancient bristlecone pine is the oldest living thing on Earth. It can be found in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in Inyo County near Big Pine.

Plan Your Trip to Inyo County

Eastern Sierra Regional Airport (BIH)


3 Hours from Hollywood

Located fewer than three hours from Los Angeles, the epicenter of the entertainment universe, Inyo County has for decades provided the ideal locations for hundreds of motion pictures, television shows, commercials, music videos, and print advertisements, as well as countless amateur endeavors similar in nature. The County’s film-friendly legacy – dating back to the 1920s – and popularity with the film industry long ago earned it the nickname “Hollywood’s backlot.”