The Mojave Desert Sights

Alabama Hills

  • Mountain–Sight

Updated 05/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Drop by the Lone Pine Visitor Center for a map of the Alabama Hills and take a drive up Whitney Portal Road (turn west at the light) to this wonderland of granite boulders. Erosion has worn the rocks smooth; some have been chiseled to leave arches and other formations. The hills have become a popular location for rock climbing. Tuttle Creek Campground sits among the rocks, with a nearby stream for fishing. The area has served as a scenic backdrop for hundreds of films; ask about the self-guided tour of the various movie locations at the visitor center. Traffic will be affected by reconstruction that is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2016 on Whitney Portal Road. Check with the Inyo National Forest Service, or Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center at Lone Pine.

Sight Information

Address:

Whitney Portal Rd., 4½ miles west of Lone Pine, Lone Pine, California, 93545, United States

Updated 05/18/2015

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