Bishop Creek Information

Also known as the “Mule Capital of the World”, because of the one week festival held here every year, ever since 1969, Bishop Creek is a city in California. The festival brings many tourists to town, especially from southern California. But this festival is not the only thing that makes Bishop Creek a wonderful tourist destination. East of Sierra Nevada and West of the White Mountains, Bishop Creek only has 1.8 square miles and a little less than 4000 inhabitants. Bishop Creek is quite well known for its wonderful rock climbing opportunities: there are, indeed a few wonderful spots just outside the city and people from all over the world come every year to try them out. There are about 2000 bouldering routes in Bishop Creek and if you are not into rock climbing, you may be surprised to hear that they are called bouldering routes. Bouldering is a style of rock climbing that is done without a rope, usually over a crash pad. These are not long distance climbs, but they are quite hard and challenging and many rock climbers prefer them. In Bishop Creek one has the chance to experiment with bouldering problems outdoors. Many tourists also come here for trout fishing as the areas around Bishop Creek are packed with rainbow trout. Because Bishop Creek is so close to the mountains, the weather can change rapidly so it is advisable to always be prepared for the possibility of rain, even if the weather forecast doesn’t mention it. The temperature at night can be pretty low and there’s always a possibility of climbers and hikers finding snow at high altitudes, even during summer. It follows that depending on what you plan to do there, you might need to have some really warm clothes with you, just in case, so that nothing stands between you and having fun!