Inyo County

Inyo County is in California extending from the Eastern Sierra region east into the Desert. Known as "the Other Side of California," the county is a vast expanse along the eastern edge of California that covers 10,000 square miles (16,000 km2), an area greater than six U.S. states (VT, NH, NJ, CT, DL and RI).



Eastern Sierra

The following Inyo County cities are in the Eastern Sierra region:

California Desert

The following Inyo County cities are in the California Desert Region.

Other destinations


Inyo County is a land of extremes. It claims the highest and lowest points in the 48-contiguous states. You’ll find hot and cold, wet and dry, barren and lush, refined and common at different times and in different parts of the county.

The two most distinct aspects of Inyo County are Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra. Within these destinations are such natural wonders as Death Valley National Park, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, the Palisade Glacier, Mt. Whitney, Rock Creek Canyon, the High Sierra and a classic western landscape that has been seen in countless motion pictures. With six million acres (2.4 million hectares) of public land, Inyo County offers numerous opportunities to explore, recreate and be amazed.




Lodging is limited in the county but can be found in Shoshone, Lone Pine and Bishop.

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