The Eastern Sierra is one of the more remote and dramatic wilderness areas in California, and driving Highway 395 from Bridgeport to Bishop is a 90-mile-long gateway to adventure. Tall mountains tower over alpine meadows and sagebrush-covered rolling hills. Mountain streams spill out of the high country into craggy valleys. Wildflowers brighten the landscape in the spring, and changing foliage illuminates canyons come fall. Road-tripping through the region means frequent stops along the way to hike into the mountains, kayak on alpine lakes, downhill mountain bike, soak in the thermal waters and learn about the region’s gold mining and Indigenous history.