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We spent almost a week camping here. The camping sites are scattered and kept tidy, for the most part. Hiking through the rocks was delightful. Everywhere you look there's another stunning vista. We drove up to the Whitney Portal area and up to Horse Meadows;...More
Anyone brought up on the Lone Ranger, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans will want to experience the short, circuit drive through the Alabama Hills, where you fairly expect to see a stage coach and cowboys and Indians around the next boulder!
This is an extremely interesting area. Many movies have been filmed here since the 1920's. If you are in the area, this should be on your to do list. The rock formations are very unique. Make sure you check out the Mobius Arch
After visiting the Museum of Western Film History (highly recommended) we got a map and took a drive into the Alabama Hills, west of town. We had been excited at the idea of viewing movie locations, but the fact of the matter is that although...More
Driving along Movie Road, you will see many movie locations, some with identifying plaques. The rock formations make this area perfect for films and being in nature. Next visit, I will spend more time and do some hiking, especially to the arch formations.
Had a docent-led tour with Chris. He was a wealth of knowledge about the local area, as well as the film industry, having lived locally for 46 years. Beautiful rock formations used for numerous Western movies. After his tour, we went back in our own...More
We had no idea what we were driving into. The formations and views are well worth the trip - especially with Mt McKinley in the background. The trail to Mobius Arch needs to be clearer, but we were able to find it.
Alabama Hills is fun to cruise around! We enjoyed hiking on the arches loop trail and driving through movie road. We even drove up to the Mt Whitney trailhead and enjoyed the waterfall right by the parking lot!
The Alabama’s Hills is an amazing place to visit because it’s so different . They have amazing rock formations. You have to take different roads to explore areas. We went there with a guide from the Lone Pine Festival that happens every year. There were...More
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There are several sources of "tours" or "circle drives" proffered by different sources. For example, the suggested tour offered by the Dow Villa is a driving tour that begins on Mt Whitney Road near Movie road and loops... More
There are several sources of "tours" or "circle drives" proffered by different sources. For example, the suggested tour offered by the Dow Villa is a driving tour that begins on Mt Whitney Road near Movie road and loops around Tuttle Creek Road. It's about 8 miles round trip, and as written it's really a driving tour as Tuttle Creek Road is narrow and steep. It's lovely, but not particularly amenable to little ones.
Alabama Hills is a delightful place, however and you can spot all kinds of formations just about anywhere. I recommend Mobius Arch and trail (drive down Movie Road until it becomes a dirt road and makes a sharp turn to the right, the parking area is on the left). The trail is well marked, and there is a lot to see.
In that area you can spot quite a few things like the Heart Arch, the Eye of Alabama, the "Nipple", and many other formations. Let them use their imagination and tell you what THEY see.
PS Not sure why people bother writing that they "didn't do it" or "don't know".
As for me, I've done extensive hiking and photography in Alabama Hills, and have to tell you that the combination of Mount Whitney, fascinating formations and dark skies (so dark you WILL see the Milky Way in summer), make it my happy place. In summer, you can drive up to Whitney Portal or up Horseshoe Meadow road to gain altitude and cooler temperatures.