Dobie Meadows Road travels on the edge of the Inyo National Forest and the Granite Mountain Wilderness Area. As you travel around Mono Lake, the arid landscape gives way to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The northwest part of the trail offers the best views of the lake. Mono Lake is over 1 million years old and has amazing tufa towers made of minerals that rise from the ground.
This is a well-maintained gravel road. There is a small river crossing near the trail's western end, but it's only about a foot deep. Any high-clearance vehicle can handle the crossing, so 4WD is not needed. Always check the road conditions before you go, as parts of the trail can get washed away and sandy after a heavy rain. This trail does travel through an open range, so beware of horses and cattle on the road.
While the trail is on BLM land, no campsites were noted.
One great trail that meets up with this road is Crooked Meadows Road at the southeast end.
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