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Granite Mountain Wilderness

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Recreational Opportunities

The diverse wild lands of the Granite Mountain Wilderness offer excellent opportunities for day hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. A climb up the nearly 9000 foot Granite Mountain or Horse Peak yields one of the most amazing views in the whole Eastern Sierra: a complete 360 degree vista encompassing the Sierran scarp, the volcanic Mono Craters and Glass Mountain, the rugged White Mountains, Adobe Valley, the Excelsior Range in Nevada, the Bodie Hills, and Mono Lake.

Well-used motorized routes form many of the wilderness boundaries, such as the Dobie Road on the east and Highway 120 on the south. Routes to popular hunting and car camping sites at the base of Granite Mountain are cherry-stemmed out of the wilderness.

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