Sand Canyon

Enjoy a fun day trip with beautiful mountain views.

Total Miles


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4 Hours
Technical Rating
4 / 10
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Trail Overview
Sand Canyon
This is a very pretty route that heads to John Muir Wilderness and slowly ascends to some fantastic mountain views. There is a lot of colorful scenery in the spring and the fall, and some fun fishing at the end of the trail. Green-sticker vehicles are allowed.
Getting There
From Highway 395, between Mammoth Lakes and Bishop, take Lower Rock Creek Road south 4.3 miles OR Gorge Road/Old Sherwin Grade Road north 6.8 miles to Swall Meadow Road (see map). Head west on Swall Meadow Road 0.7 miles and turn right on Sky Meadows Road. Follow Sky Meadows Road north and west 0.5 miles to one-lane dirt road on right soon after pavement ends.
Contact for Current Conditions
Inyo N.F.
White Mountain R.D.
(760) 873-2500