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posted by: Best Western Bishop Lodge on: July 24, 2018
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It’s no wonder that so many classic western films were shot in Bishop. The town is surrounded by some truly beautiful natural landscapes that make the perfect backdrop for tales of the American West. In autumn, this landscape is given new life with an array of vibrant fall colours, making this season one of the best times to view the natural beauty of Bishop.

At around mid-September, the leaves start to change colours to reveal vibrant hues of orange, red, gold and yellow. Whether you’re exploring the area by foot, bike or horseback, there’s a least a few days of exploring to be done if you’re on the lookout for picturesque fall views in the Eastern Sierra. If you’re starting your day from Bishop, be sure to make some time to visit the Bishop City Park, where you can view fall colours on the tall trees that surround a peaceful pond.

From the town of Bishop, you can head along CA Highway 168 to explore Bishop Creek Canyon. When you arrive at the canyon, you can choose to hike the challenging Bishop Pass Trail up to the lakes located at the higher elevations. Get your camera ready, because you are going to want to take pictures of these striking views.

If you prefer to explore by car, you can also drive up to Lake Sabrina where you can rent a boat to take around the lake and enjoy views of the glorious mountain range and fall foliage that surrounds the water’s edge. Again, you’re going to want to have your camera ready! Lake Sabrina is also the starting point for other hikes leading up to George Lake and Blue Lake.

These are just some of the many hikes and day trips you can take to experience the fall colours around Bishop. Book your stay at the Best Western Bishop Lodge and you’ll have a great starting point for a scenic tour of the fall colours in the Eastern Sierra.