Beachside campsites offer easy access to the river, while hiking trails along the banks give hikers panoramic views of the river and beyond. Springtime wildflowers are best seen along the half-mile Lightning Bolt Trail, and the Copper Mines Trail and Lamb Springs Trail take you on an abandoned mine tour.
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After a day of hiking or horseback riding, make a short drive for some of the best stargazing in the state.
In the spirit of not overdoing it, this weekend itinerary doesn’t require much preparation. Throw some necessities like hiking boots and a few essential layers into your carry-on, and leave your worries behind.
The landscape of Bryce Canyon Country feels timeless as you move from one community to the next. Though we tend to think about parks and monuments in terms of grandchildren appreciating these landscapes on their own road trips, we can also appreciate them through the perspective of lightyears!
From the peak of Mount Whitney to the depths of Death Valley—that’s how many options there are for things to do near Bishop, California. If that’s a bit extreme, here are a few more ideas: birding and fishing, cool rocks and hot springs, 4 wheel drive and all-star skies.