A nice surprise
for visitors to Mount Whitney region when they happen upon the
Alabama Hills. This cool boulder field lies at the base of the
eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range next to the town of Lone
Pine, on the way up to Whitney Portal.
The infamous area features a drive named "Movie Rd".
A historical spots for filming old westerns & cowboy movies.
Plenty of television commercials & videos have been filmed
here as well.
From the Mojave desert, take Hwy.395
North to the small town of Lone
. At the only traffic light in town; turn left up Mt Whitney
Portal Road; continue up to boulders. MOVIE ROAD, right turn to start exploring. Mant graded dirt roads and areas to park.
|Inyo National Forest
just next door offers granite peaks, pinon pines to Ponderosa
pines, Sierra lakes, fishing, hiking, horseback trails. Plenty of camping in the region: from
nearby Tuttle Creek & Lone Pine Campground to the steep elevations
ascending roads to Cottonwood Lakes camping or Whitney Portal Campground. The drive to the portal is a steep one and you might need your jacket @ altitude 8000 feet.
perfect for -
Alabama Hills Recreational Area
Mt. Whitney Information Center
Alabama Hills Stewardship Group