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town.round valley (inyo)

This little creekside destination known as Paradise is north of Bishop & I'm not sure this place still is even here. The rugged road sits at the top of Round Valley, overlooking Rovana, right below Round Valley Peak & gigantic Mount Tom. Wildfire ripped thru here in winter of 2015: Over 7,000 acres burnt & 50 homes lost.

round valley (inyo), California

elevation: 5060'
population: 1,000
zip code: 93514


high elevation bowl shaped valley, at base of huge granite mountains

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Round Valley (Inyo)

Inyo County
N of Bishop
off Hwy 395


Round Valley (Inyo)



  • backpacking
  • biking
  • boating
  • camping
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • wilderness
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Inyo National Forest
  • John Muir Wilderness
  • Pleasant Valley Reservoir
  • Lake Crowley
  • Owens River
  • Rock Creek Canyon
  • Long Valley Caldera USGS
  • description:
    North of Bishop, as you are driving up the grade, look to the left at the majestic Eastern Sierra towering above the small homes below. A full moon blanketing this valley below - with a fresh coat of snow, is a vision from a storybook or holiday card. Swall Meadows & Paradise both heavy residential, burned badly in the wildfire of 2015, which oddly occurred in FEBRUARY (winter) - after years of drought in California.

    nearby towns
    nearby towns:
    Crowley Lake
    Tom's Place
    Mammoth Lakes

    Rovana Shack

    Lower Rock Creek

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