"Alabama Hills" by Bureau of Land Management California , public domain
Map and Guide
Map and Guide of Alabama Hills Recreation and National Scenic Area (NSA) in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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Don’t Crush the Brush Desert plants keep the soil healthy U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management and provide homes and food for wildlife. Desert plants are specially adapted for their environment, and can be destroyed easily if walked on or run over by a vehicle. Stick to trails and roads to keep your public lands healthy. The Bureau of Land Management and the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group care for this area with the Alabama Hills Recreation and National Scenic Area as possible for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Sierra Nevada and the Owens Valley. The hills consist Lone Pine that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. In March 2019, Congress designated 18,610 acres of the Alabama Hills as a National Scenic Area. Care for and Enjoy the Alabama Hills The indigenous people of this valley still reside in this place where their ancestors have lived for thousands of years. They ask that you respect and care for this land. Do not disturb or destroy anything that you may find. • Pack out all trash. There are no trash services. In the high desert environment, even natural items like orange peels take years to decompose. In an Emergency • Travel on existing roads and trails. Vegetation in this climate can take decades to recover when crushed by off road driving or parking. • Call 9-1-1 • Inyo County Sheriff (760) 878-0383 • Nearest hospital: Southern Inyo Hospital (760) 876-5501 501 East Locust Street, Lone Pine, CA • Camp in campgrounds. Using campgrounds reduces the number of vehicles, so that the great views are not blocked. • Use the restrooms in the hills (see map) or at nearby campgrounds. If that isn’t an option, pack out solid waste and toilet paper. For More Information: • Have a great time and take only pictures. The Alabama Hills are a great place to explore natural wonders and experience your public lands. Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100 Bishop, CA 93514 (760) 872-5000 www.blm.gov/california BLM/CA/GI-2015/007+8300+1115 REV 2021 and eroded hills set between the jagged peaks of the of nearly 30,000 acres of public land located west of goal of keeping the hills in as close to a natural state Subscribe to News.bytes, our weekly e-newsletter www.blm.gov/media/magazines-andnewsletters/california-newsbytes The Alabama Hills are a formation of rounded rocks Map & Guide Photographer capturing Mobius Arch by Jim Pickering, Cover photo of photographers by Bob Wick Tent site at Tuttle Creek Campground near sunset by Josh Hammari Day Use The Alabama Hills is a small Recreation and National Scenic Area best suited for day use. Here are just a few things you can do: • Tour film sites. Explore the locations of over 400 movies that have been filmed here. • Take pictures. The Alabama Hills scenery has been an inspiration for photographers for decades. • Have an adventure. Hike, fish, rock climb, explore natural arches, mountain bike, ride horses, view the wildflowers or find your own adventure. Overnight Use Tuttle Creek Campground, located within the National Scenic Area, offers more than 80 sites for affordable camping with spaces for tents, RVs, and trailers. The campground boasts views of Mt. Whitney, and has large campsites with plenty of space for longer vehicles. Drinking water and restrooms are available. Tuttle Creek runs through the campground, providing fishing and birding opportunities. Camping is also available at the Inyo County Portuguese Joe Campground just to the east of the Alabama Hills and the Forest Service Lone Pine Campground Lone Pine Campground on the Whitney Portal Road. Camping in campgrounds helps maintain the area’s great scenery and recreational opportunities. City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power lands in the area are open for day use only. g Hi Geology The rounded, oddly shaped contours of the Alabama of the Sierra Nevada. While both land forms consist of the same granitic rock, the fantastic shapes of the hills Private Lands are a result of natural chemical weathering. Maintained Road (suitable for passenger cars) an interest in the Alabama Hills for its natural scenery. Movie Site Eye of the Alabama The Corridors er Man of Steel Red-tailed hawk Rd Iron Man Inset map on reverse 1872 Earthquake Fault Scarp Townsend’s big-eared bat vie Mo ad Lone Pine Film Festival. This festival features speakers, Scarlet milk-vetch Desert needlegrass ow Inyo National Forest sR Prospectors in California working mining claims named the hills after a Confederate warship. Alabama Hills with Mt. Whitney in the distance by David Kirk d oa Tuttle Creek Campground The naming of the area dates back to the 1860s. Film History Museum Lone Pine Reservation 136 Visitor Center e ad crews, benefiting the local economy. Gunga Din Temple Site Barrel cactus Horseshoe M Lone Pine Campground Each October, the community of Lone Pine hosts the Portuguese Joe Campground Whitney Portal Road Tuttle Creek Road Museum of Western Film History in Lone Pine. Lone Pine Information Kiosk Ro Plants Find a copy of the Movie Road Touring Brochure at the the Alabama Hills. The area continues to attract film WD Riv ack Hogb location in the Alabama Hills. During 1993, portions actors and bus tours that showcase movies filmed in 4 t ueduc eles Aq Ang Sci-Fi classic Tremors was filmed almost entirely on were filmed in the Alabama Hills. Technical Point of Interest Restrooms Chuckwalla lizard 395 Chicken Ranch (Moffat Ranch Road Area) Campground Wildlife West Was Won were filmed along Movie Road. The 1990 Generations, Gladiator, Iron Man, and Django Unchained t Information Classics such as Gunga Din, Yellow Sky, and How the of Maverick were filmed here. More recently, Star Trek fa of Rd ch n Ra s Lo Autry, and the Lone Ranger, shot it out with outlaws. Mobius Arch 2 Miles O w e ns Geologic Feature/Arch 1 WD ical 4 Trail Beginning in 1920, Hollywood filmmakers began to take Movie stars such as Tom Mix, Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Te ch n Multi-Use Trail Film & Television Since then, over 400 movies have been filmed here. M Unmaintained Road Photo from The Lawless Range courtesy of Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Western Film History 0.5 95 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Lands Hills form a sharp contrast to the glacially carved ridges 0 3 ay hw BLM Public Lands 450 0 4300 4 0 • Travel on existing roads40and trails. Don’t park on vegetation 5100 4 0 • Creating new50roads and trails harms the landscape and is illegal. 00 52 46 4700 Ro ad 00 0 460 480 M ov ie 0 00 • Spring and fall are the most 440 0 popular seasons. 49 5000 • Be sure to bring plenty of water. 00 4800 • Remember to leave plants, rocks, and artifacts ad you found them for others to discover. Have a great time! 4800 4900 BLM Public Lands Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Lands • Most roads in this area are unpaved and require 4-wheel drive. 4500 Recreation and National Scenic Area 50 00 0 500 Alabama Hills Travel Tips 4600 42 U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management 4100 4800 To Moffat Ranch Road 4900 and U.S. 395 (6 miles) Mobius Arch Maintained Road (suitable for passenger cars) Geologic Feature/Arch 4400 45 00 00 How the West Was Won Bowling Ball and Pins The Loaf Movie Site 0 460 46 Rock Climbing Area vie Mo 4900 Tall Wall D 4W 5000 Motor Bike Trail 52 Parking Paul’s Paradise 00 55 00 00 48 Django Unchained D Tech nical 4W 4600 Lone Ranger Canyon Technical 4WD Cattle Pocket 00 47 0 0 530 00 54 00 56 Seven Men from Now 1 Mile 00 430 5500 N 0 440 46 4500 Bicycle Trail 4600 4500 Corridors Parking 51 00 0 480 4900 4500 Horseback Riding ad Ro Hiking/Trailhead nical Tech 0 nical 4W ch 00 5200 Te 43 Tremors Arch Loop Trailhead 1.5 Mile D 540 Multi-Use Trail Trail 2 Miles Gunga Din Bridge Site Unmaintained Road 5300 46 00 Private Lands Arastra (Yellow Sky) 5700 4200 0 0.5 430 and 0 1 Miles No Camping No Campfires 0.5 Mile Shark’s Fin ie R and and oad Start Mile 0 No Campfires and No Campfires 46 No Camping and To Tuttle Creek Campground (1.6 miles) No Campfires 4500 4400 4400 00 4900 00 46 43 0 0 51 No warranty is made by the Bureau of Land Management. The accuracy, reliability or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data is not guaranteed. 00 No Camping 4700 To Lone Pine (2.7 miles) & Portuguese Joe Campground (2.4 miles) Whitney Portal Road 00 No Campfires 45 L ine Creek on e P No Camping Horseshoe Meadows Road To Whitney Portal (9 miles) & Lone Pine Campground (4.4 miles) No Camping Mov 4400 4400