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Whitney Portal Road - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Whitney Portal Rd, California, USA

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About Whitney Portal Road

Whitney Portal Road is a short but spectacular drive that takes you about halfway up Mount Whitney, located in Inyo County, in the eastern central part of California, in USA. It's the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 4.421m above the sea levelIt is also the trailhead for mountaineering routes such as the East Face, first climbed in 1931, and the Mountaineer's Route, first climbed by John Muir in 1873.


Attractions Near Whitney Portal Road

Horseshoe Meadows Road
Horseshoe Meadows Road6.22km from Whitney Portal Road

Horseshoe Meadow is a vast 10,000 foot high meadow, surrounded by lodgepole pine forest. Getting there is an adventure in itself. Located at about 10,000 feet altitude it is a central hub for many day- and back-backing trips. A network of trails leads into the Golden Trout Wilderness or north into the John Muir Wilderness. Its easy access by the Horseshoe Meadow Road from Owens Valley contributes to the popularity of this area.

Lone Pine Peak
Lone Pine Peak7.55km from Whitney Portal Road

Lone Pine Peak is located on the east side of the Sierra Nevada range just west of the town of Lone Pine, California in Inyo County, in eastern California in the southwestern United States. The summit marks the eastern boundary of the John Muir Wilderness in the Inyo National Forest. Lone Pine Peak is the mountain in the photo for the default desktop of macOS Sierra.

Museum of Western Film History
Museum of Western Film History8.02km from Whitney Portal Road

The Museum of Western Film History collects, preserves and exhibits a broad and diverse collection of western film memorabilia. The museums honors the men and women of the silver screen who interpret the lives of the American Cowboy. The museum thus teaches us how to see both time and space in new ways — ways that blend the past, the present, and the future through tangible objects and material geographies.

Eastern Sierra Visitor Center
Eastern Sierra Visitor Center8.69km from Whitney Portal Road

This unique facility is operated by federal, state and local governmental agencies. It provides a regional orientation and information program to visitors from around the globe traveling to the Eastern Sierra Nevada, and Northern Mojave Desert. A wealth of world-class visitor destinations, are ready and waiting for exploration. At this location, one can view the highest peak in the “lower 48 states” - Mt Whitney - or plan a trip to the largest national park in the “lower 48 states.

Lone Pine Lake
Lone Pine Lake8.91km from Whitney Portal Road

Lone Pine Lake is located in the Inyo National Forest in Southern California and makes for a perfect day hike to explore the Eastern Sierra's. This lake sits on a ridge above Whitney Portal. Once you get there, take your time and enjoy the lake and its majestic surrounding, which includes huge boulders, sheer granite cliffs, and evergreens.

Mount Whitney
Mount Whitney12.72km from Whitney Portal Road

with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m), it is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. The mountain is partially dome-shaped, with jagged ridges extending to the sides.

Where is Whitney Portal Road

Discover More Attractions in Inyo County, Where Whitney Portal Road Is Located

Inyo County
Inyo County
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Almost one-half of Inyo Country is within Death Valley National Park. With a population density of 1.8 people per square mile, it also has the second-lowest population density in California, after Alpine County.

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