Panorama Image of Lathe Arch

ARCHES OF ALABAMA HILLS
ALABAMA HILLS RECREATION AREA
CALIFORNIA: Natural Arches
California Tourist Guide and Destinations

There are hundreds of natural arches throughout
Alabama Hills Recreation Area. Included on this
page are some of the best arches.

Mobius Arch
Mobius Arch

MOBIUS ARCH
Arch with framed view of Mount Whitney.
Probably the most photographed arch in the
Alabama Hills. This Arch is just east from
Lathe Arch.

LATHE ARCH
Lathe Arch is next to Mobius Arch.
See panorama image on top of this page.

Eye Of Alabama
Eye Of Alabama

EYE OF ALABAMA
From Heart Arch, continue northbound on
Movie Road through the curves. Take the
first road left and halfway up the hill. Eye
of Alabama is towards the right.

Heart Arch
Heart Arch from Movie Flat Road

HEART ARCH
Take Movie Flat Road 1 1/2 mile
Stay right at the Y in the road
From the first pull-out on the left,
you can see the Heart Arch.
There are more arches in this area.

Arch Off Whitney Portal Road
Arch Off Whitney Portal Road

WHITNEY PORTAL ARCH
ARCH OFF WHITNEY PORTAL ROAD
Also referred to as Western Arch
From Lone Pine take Whitney Portal Road
5.3 miles. Turn right on the dirt road and
park near the fence. Walk across the wood
bridge over Lone Pine Creek and follow the
trail going west. Walk about 10 minutes and
Whitney Portal Arch can be viewed to your
right about half way up the hillside.

Eagle Eye Arch
Eagle Eye Arch

EAGLE EYE ARCH
From the junction of Whitney Portal Road and
Movie Road Eagle Eye Arch is about due south
against the distant hillside.

One Mile Arch
One Mile Arch

ONE MILE ARCH
The name is because it is 1 mile on Movie Road.
Turn right and there is a junction about 200 feet.
Arch is about 100' to the southeast.

North Sentry Arch
North Sentry Arch

NORTH SENTRY ARCH
Giant slabs of granite keeping watch over
the northern section of Alabama Hills
Recreation Area.

Hitching Post Arch
Hitching Post Arch

HITCHING POST ARCH
It looks like a hitching post. In the same
grouping as the Three Surfers. Best photos
in the afternoon.

Fish and Duck Arch
Fish and Duck Arch

FISH ARCH
On Tuttle Creek Road on the north...
On the north side of road. There is a wide
shoulder to a park vehicle. Pumpkin shaped
rock towards the east.

DUCK ARCH
See Fish Arch...
You can't see the actual duck's bill from
ground level.

Spark Plug Arch
Spark Plug Arch

SPARK PLUG ARCH
Just east from Arches on Tuttle Creek Road

Tuttle Creek Arch
Natural Bridge (Tuttle Creek Arch???)

NATURAL BRIDGE
There is a stream flowing under arch.

At the present time, we have photographed,
mapped, and measured over 300 arches in the
Alabama Hills. Will be posting more pages as
time permits. We are interested in any advice
or information.
CONTACT US

DISCLAIMER:
We have tried to research the actual names of
individual arches with limited success. At the
present time most of the names used for each
arch on this page are used as a temporary
reference. Cataloged names of arches will
be the UTM c
coordinates.

Sierra Nevada Mountains
Alabama Hills and Sierra Nevada Mountains
Mount Whitney in center at 14,497'

The best way to find the arches is by walking
around the rock formations. The arches blend
in with the surrounding rocks.

COMPLETE LIST OF ARCHES
This is the complete listing of natural arches in the
Alabama Hills Recreation Area that we have listed.

Alabama Hills were named in the 1860's during
the Civil War by Southern sympathizers in honor
of the Confederate warship CSS Alabama. The
Alabama Hills Recreation Area was dedicated
in 1969 by Bureau of Land Management and
encompasses almost 30,000 acres.

Mount Whitney
Mount Whitney 14,497'

Incredible views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains,
including Mount Whitney, the highest point in the
contiguous United States.

ALABAMA HILLS
Photos included on the free campground
directory for Alabama Hills Recreation Area.

Whitney Portal Road
Whitney Portal Road

Whitney Portal Road
Whitney Portal Road towards Lone Pine, CA
Alabama Hills in the Valley Area

Whitney Portal Road
Whitney Portal Road towards Big Pine, CA

Alabama Hills Recreation Area
Sign at Alabama Hills Recreation Area

Movie Flat Road
Movie Flat Road

Movie Flat Road
Movie Flat Road

DIRECTIONS:
From Lone Pine, CA / Hwy.395
(At the only stop light in town)
Turn west on Whitney Portal Road
Movie Flat Road 2 1/2 mile
Horseshoe Meadows Road 3 miles

ROAD CONDITIONS
Whitney Portal Road is paved.
Dirt roads throughout Alabama Hills
Mostly maintained with washboards.

WEATHER:
Lone Pine
Whitney Summit

MILEAGE CHART:
Mileage from Lone Pine, CA
Big Pine 40 miles
Bishop 54 miles
Reno, Nevada xx miles
Los Angeles, CA xx miles
Death Valley 103 miles
Death Valley National Park is about 50 miles.

Beavertail Cactus
Beavertail Cactus at Alabama Hills Recreation Area

LINKS:
http://users.sisna.com/archman/AlabamaHills.html
Bob's Arches has extensive list of arches
with photos and information..
www.naturalarches.org/archinfo/index.htm
The Natural Arch and Bridge Society.
www.isaczermak.com/california-alabama-hills.html
Nature Photography by Isabel Synnatschke
Alabama Hills Photo Gallery and Travelogues

Flowers at Alabama Hills
Scarlet Locoweed
Alabama Hills Recreation Area
March 10, 2007

FLOWERS OF THE ALABAMA HILLS
A photo collection of wildflowers
Alabama Hills Recreation Area

Rattlesnake at Alabama Hills
Rattlesnake at Alabama Hills Recreation Area

RATTLESNAKE FACTS

Aggressive little snake
Aggressive little King Snake. He assumed
an attack position and ready to strike.

MORE PHOTOS OF ALABAMA HILLS
Photos included on the free campground
directory for Alabama Hills Recreation Area.

MOVIES FILMED IN ALABAMA HILLS
Several movies have been filmed in this area,
including Gunga Din, The Lone Ranger, ect...

MOVIE LOCATIONS IN ALABAMA HILLS
Locations of movies filmed in the Alabama Hills.
Locations have been matched with images from
the movie. Directions to help find the locations.
Included are GPS coordinates and satellite photos.

Indian Mortars and Dynamite Holes
LATITUDE: N 3636.177
LONGITUDE: W 11804.470
Grinding Rock with Dynamite Holes
Near the Information Kiosk on Whitney Portal Road.

INDIAN GRINDING STONES AND MORTARS
You can find several Indian Mortars in the Alabama
Hills and surrounding area.

Cattle Graveyard
Cattle Graveyard
What a horrible sight to see...
There is a calf hanging out through the rib cage
and the hay from the stomach spilled out on the
ground.

CATTLE GRAVEYARD
LATITUDE: N 3635.210
LONGITUDE: W 11804.162
This is not an official Tourist Attraction.

CAMPGROUNDS IN THE USA
Free campgrounds in the USA

Old house in Keeler California
Old house in Keeler, CA

KEELER, CALIFORNIA
Photos from Keeler.
Located on Hwy.136
13 miles east from Lone Pine, CA
What a bizarre town... a complete subculture.
Included under the listing for Ghost Towns.

TOURIST PHOTOS

CAMPGROUNDS OF THE USA
Free campgrounds in the USA.

COMPLETE LIST OF ARCHES
This is the complete listing of natural arches in the
Alabama Hills Recreation Area that we have listed.

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