Casa Diablo Road

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Casa Diable Road through Owens Valley has an extraordinary 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain ranges. The White Mountains to the east and the mighty Sierra Nevada Range to the west are encapsulating. Casa Diablo Mountain is smaller in scale, but its unique formation is worth the trip. It’s made up of small reddish volcanic rocks piled high.

The southern end of the trail is just outside Bishop, CA, along with the Volcanic Tablelands Wilderness, which has spectacular volcanic igneous rock that forms large flat-top mesas across the landscape. You can also see parts of Birchim Canyon to the west, which is carved by the Owens River. Much of the road is lined with dry brush and scrubs, which is typical in the arid climate of the Eastern Sierra region. 

Most of the road is gravel, but there are a couple of sandy parts, and 4WD is recommended depending on the road conditions. There is washboarding near the southern section, but it’s not too bad.

Casa Diablo Road travels through BLM land, so dispersed camping is available. There are really great sites near the southern end of the trail.

Other great trails in the area include Fish Slough to the south and Chidago Canyon to the north.