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North Mojave Desert

Owens Valley

Also including Inyo Cerro Gordo and the Bristlecone Pine Forst

134.4 km (84 mi) long
Description: Bound on the east by the Inyo Mountains, on the southeast by the Coso Range, on the south by Rose Valley, on the west by the Sierra Nevada, and on the north by Chalfant Valley.

    Alabama Hills

    Alabama Hills Recreation Area is a geologic phenomena located in nearly 30,000 acres of ...

    Cartago

    Owens Lake port for bullion from Cerro Gordo.

    Cerro Gordo

    The "fat hill" produced silver, lead and zinc for a century. At its peak over 1,000 people lived ...

    Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns

    Fuel production for smelting operations.

    Dirty Sock Springs

    The actual origin of the name is lost forever. There are several weak theories, but once you have spent a little time there ...

    Dolomite

    Small mining ghost town against the mountains north of Owens Lake.

    Fossil Falls

    Dry waterfall at southern end of Owens Valley

    Fossil Falls

    Flora near dry falls at southern end of Owens Valley.

    Keeler

    Refining and shipping operations for Cerro Gordo.

    Keeler Cemetery

    Keeler wasn't just where the railroad stopped, it was where it all could end.

    Keeler Smelter

    Silver ore roasting in Keeler.

    Lone Pine, Ca.

    Population: 1,655 - Elevation : 3,733 feet

    Olancha Dunes

    Sand dune OHV area at southern end of Owens dry lake.

    Swansea

    Founded in 1870, Swansea is located at the northern end of Owens Lake ...
clickable Owens Valley Map



Sierra Nevada from Owens Lake ghost town site


Sierra Nevada from Olancha Dunes

Cultural

Owens Valley Paiute

The Owens Valley Paiute belong to an extensive group known generically as the Northern Paiute (in western Nevada as the Paviotso), which extends through ...

Ecological

Owens Valley

Inyo Mountains

Coso & Argus Ranges

Transportation

Highway 395

Highway 190

Trip Guides

For the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley
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