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Welcome to the Inyo National Forest!

 

Team of mules walk Main Street in the Mule Days Parade Jeep and mountain panorama, view from Buttermilk Road  Lupine bloom near Division Creek while storm clouds cap the Sierra Crest, image by Nolan Nitschke  Golden Trout.  Wild Sierra Black Bear Kayak near tufa formation on Mono Lake, image by Julia Thomsen

 

Michael Morse wins Packer of the Year
for his work with Forest Service Pack Stock Center of Excellence 

Located in California's beautiful Eastern Sierra, the Inyo National Forest offers clean air, crystal blue skies, mountain lakes and streams, challenging trails, high mountain peaks, and beautiful views. With over two million acres, the Inyo National Forest is home to many natural wonders including Mt. Whitney, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes Basin, and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. More than 800,000 acres are in nine Congressionally-designated Wilderness Areas.

Recreational opportunities include camping, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, equestrian use, and off-highway vehicle use. Ski resorts offer alpine skiing and snowboarding; over 100 miles of trails groomed for multiple purpose winter use (snowmobile, ski, and snowshoe), and approximately 45 miles of trails groomed for cross-country skiing.

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