Eastern Sierra

Eastern Sierra

The 150 miles of Highway 395 (also known as the Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway) between Bishop (Inyo County) and Topaz (Mono County) ranks right up there with coastal Highway 1 as California’s most scenic drive. Continue your journey north on Highway 89 to Markleeville (Alpine County) or west on Highway 4 to Bear Valley and you'll add to the lifetime's worth of dog-friendly attractions easily accessible from the San Francisco Bay Area. 

You’ll have trouble keeping Rover’s head inside the window and your eyes on the asphalt as you travel this gorgeous route tracing the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada. Pick a side road, almost any side road, and you and your four-legged friend will find yourselves surrounded by rugged canyons, granite peaks, rushing streams and vast displays of aspens, cottonwoods and willows that for a few weeks in autumn paint the landscape in yellows, oranges and reds.
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On The Way to Yosemite: East Entrance

Dog with head out window of car on Tioga Pass
Cody, Tioga Pass. Photo: Patti Thompson
Why hurry to Yosemite National Park when the journey can be as rewarding as the destination? The extremely dog-friendly Yosemite Region encompasses four gateway counties, each with its own unique set of attractions. DogTrekker is celebrating Yosemite’s 150th anniversary with a look at places and diversions for DogTrekkers to check out along the major highway corridors leading to the iconic park.

Trek with us along Highway 120 through the East (Tioga Road) Entrance in Mono Countymore »

High Sierra Hideaways

Boat dog Mono County
Boat dog in Mono County. Photo - Colleen Greene
Late spring, when roads are clear but the mountains are still frosted with snow, is a gorgeous time to enjoy the majesty of the High Sierra. Off-season rates make it more affordable and vacancies at high-demand properties are more available than at the height of summer. more »

Romantic Retreats Worth Woofing About

Romance Dog
It's February, and Cupid is calling. Time to sniff out an alpine love nest, just for the three of you. Don’t worry about the weather, as romantic splurges are as much about cuddling as exploring the destination. more »

Mono Vision

Mono Vision

Mono County in the Eastern Sierra is connected to Yosemite National Park via Highway 120, the “Tioga Road,” which crests the Sierra Nevada at 9,943-foot Tioga Pass, traverses the park and exits 59 miles later at the Big Oak Flat portal in Tuolumne County. more »

Mammoth Views

Dog with a view

Dog with a view

Mammoth Lakes area is the most developed part of the Eastern Sierra, with amenities and services to accommodate everyone from luxury-seekers to campers and, of course, DogTrekkers. The area is loaded with dog-friendly lodging establishments, and while we can't vouch for them all, we do have our favorites.  more »

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Emergency Services

Alpen Veterinary Hospital
217 Sierra Manor Rd.
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
Phone: (760) 934-2291

Mono County Animal Control - Lost Dogs
PO Box 476
Bridgeport, California 93517
Phone: (760) 932-5582

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