Few places on Earth offer such diverse hiking and trekking as Inyo County and the Eastern Sierra. Here you can summit the tallest mountain peak in the continental U.S., Mt. Whitney, stroll past ancient petroglyphs in the Owens Valley, and hike below sea level in Death Valley. Spring is the optimum season for seeing Death Valley carpeted in wild desert blooms. Fiery Aspens steal the show in the fall when deep reds and yellow swathe the Eastern Sierra. Nearly 98 percent of Inyo County comprises uninhabited mountains and desert protected by National Forest Service, National Park Service, or Bureau of Land Management agencies. Lace up your boots – there’s much to explore in Inyo County!
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Did you Know?
Inyo County is home to the Palisade Glacier, the largest glacier in the Sierra Nevada at 2.5 miles long, 1 mile wide and several hundred feet thick, and the southernmost glacier in the Western Hemisphere.
Death Valley National Park is 5,216 square miles (3.3 million acres) and is the largest National Park in the lower 48 states.
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County of Inyo
Inyo County is located in east-central California in the southwestern United States, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and south of Yosemite National Park. Welcome to the Eastern Sierra.