9 attractions you should visit in Inyo County - With photos & details

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Top 9 attractions to explore in Inyo County

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.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine ForestWhite Mountain Rd, Bishop, CA 93514, USA
1 Day Treks

The Methuselah Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is the location of the "Methuselah", a Great Basin bristlecone pine that is 4,851 years old. It is considered to be the world's oldest known and confirmed living non-clonal organism. The Methuselah Grove trail includes the side valley of the Methuselah Grove where the oldest tree lives

Badwater BasinDeath Valley, CA 92328, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds

An endorheic basin noted as the lowest point in North America, with a depth of 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. Consisists of a small spring-fed pool of "bad water" next to the road in a sink; the accumulated salts of the surrounding basin make it undrinkable, thus giving it the name. Significant rainstorms flood the valley bottom periodically, covering the salt pan with a thin sheet of standing water. When the basin is flooded, some of the salt is dissolved; it is redeposited as clean crystals w

Dante’s ViewDeath Valley National Park, Dantes View Rd, California 92328, USA

Dante's View offers a dramatic panoramic view of Death Valley from a very brink of an edge. It is also an excellent venue for night time star viewing with telescopes.

Fossil FallsFossil Falls, California, USA
Rock Formations

A unique geological feature created by the volcanic activity in the mountain range, along with meltwater from glaciers in the nearby Sierra Nevada.

Harmony Borax WorksHarmony Borax Works Interpretive Trail, Furnace Creek, CA 92328, USA
Short Hikes
Old Ruins

An abandoned borax mine. They became famous through the use of large twenty-mule teams and double wagons which hauled borax through the long overland route to the closest railroad in Mojave, California.

ManzanarManzanar, CA, USA

World War II American concentration camp where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated.

Mesquite Flat Sand DunesDEATH VALLEY, CA 92328, USA
Sand Boarding Spots

Mountain-fringed sand dunes reaching 100 ft. A prime spot for sand-boarding.

Mount WhitneyMt. Whitney, California, USA
2-5 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

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.

Ubehebe CratersUbehebe Craters, California, USA
Short Hikes

A volcanic field in northern Death Valley, consisting of 14-16 craters in a 3-square-kilometre (1.2 sq mi) area. The Ubehebe Craters are associated with a fault system that runs across them, all formed in a single phreatomagmatic eruption episode about 2,100 years ago.

Map of attractions in Inyo County